PACIFICATION IN VIETNAM: A SURVEY
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DIV
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This report presents a political analysis of the pacification effort in Vietnam. It is based upon numerous interviews both in the United States and Vietnam. The purpose of this paper is to present a discussion of some of the problems, policies, and actions in the pacification program in South Vietnam, and a constructive critique of certain elements in that program with primary attention directed to the Revolutionary Development Program. Some observations are made on several peripheral issues such as the urban situation, the counterforce engagement, and the counterguerrilla engagement. Specific conclusions and recommendations are made regarding means to effect improvements in both the military and nonmilitary aspects of the pacification program.
- Government and Political Science
- Unconventional Warfare