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The Chieu Hoi Program in South Vietnam, 1963-1971
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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Begun in 1963 at the initiative of the U.S., which recognized its potential as a counterinsurgency weapon, the Chieu Hoi Program became one of the most cost-effective programs in the pacification effort, resulting in the defection and neutralization of over 194,000 VCNVA adherents and personnel. Now entirely GVN-administered, it has made some progress as a framework for national reconciliation and as such may serve as a precedent and device for use by those concerned with post-war rehabilitation in SVN or in other countries threatened by insurgency. The author sums up the results of earlier research on the defection of VCNVA personnel and describes the organization and operation of the program. A bibliography includes numerous documents constituting policy and operating guidelines. Included as appendices are GVN and USMACV documents essential to analysis and evaluation of the program.
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