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RURAL PACIFICATION IN VIETNAM: 1962-1965
AMERICAN UNIV WASHINGTON DC
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The study is concerned with the efforts of the Republic of Vietnam and its allies to establish peace in the rural areas of South Vietnam. The focus of the study is the administration of counterinsurgency campaigns at the province level and below. Part 1 deals with the context of the insurgency such as the social, political, and historical factors involved and the strategy and tactics of the communist movement in the rural areas. Part 2 briefly surveys the efforts to pacify the rural areas, beginning with the 1954 Civic Action programs of Ngo Dinh Diem. The strategy of the Strategic Hamlet program and its successors is analyzed as an introduction to more detailed discussions in Part 3. Part 4 deals briefly with the national pacification system, with special attention to the American advisory role. Part 5 includes a summary evaluation of pacification efforts in Vietnam and a proposed theory and model for an improved approach to the problem.
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