Accession Number:

AD0514439

Title:

Border Security in South Vietnam

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

208.0

Abstract:

This summary report is concerned specifically with infiltration of personnel across the land borders of South Vietnam. Three border security programs are discussed 1 enhanced border surveillance, 2 a strong-point system and 3 a barrier system strong-points plus barrier 2 and 3 are manned systems and would involve screening forces deployed forward for surveillance and interdiction and fire support and maneuver forces to engage the enemy. The strong-point system would consist of a string of semi-independent defense positions to survey the border area and provide immediate local reaction with forces, including artillery and helicopters. The barrier would increase the capability of the strong-point for immediate and local reaction to infiltration. The barrier type considered in this report employs detection devices linked to emplaced ordnance through a communication network under human control. The costs and effectiveness of the three programs are estimated.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE