LESSONS LEARNED, HEADQUARTERS, I FIELD FORCE VIETNAM
Operational rept. for quarterly period ending 30 Apr 1968
ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE (ARMY) WASHINGTON DC
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During February, March, and April 1968 the United States and Free World Military Forces and the Army Republic of Vietnam ARVN continued operations in the 2 Corps Tactical Zone 2 CTZ in the west along the CambodianLaotionRepublic of Vietnam RVN border in Darlac, Pleiku and Kontum Provinces, and along the east coast in Binh Dinh, Phu Bon, Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan Provinces. As the quarter started, planned offensive operations within the 2 CTZ were altered by the enemies attacks, in violation of the Tet truce, on nine key population centers throughout the zone. Reaction forces in the 2 CTZ rapidly engaged the attacking VCNVA forces and subjected them to one of the most decisive military defeats in the history of the war. By mid-February after reducing the city blockades, combat operations had become primarily offensive in nature and oriented toward the location and destruction of enemy forces, interdiction of enemy infiltration routes and surveillance of the western border. On the east coast, cordon and search operations to destroy enemy forces and support revolutionary development were emphasized.
- Unconventional Warfare