Accession Number:

AD1022087

Title:

Multinational Force Integration: The ROK Army's Integration With The US Army In The Vietnam War

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,05 Jul 2015,26 May 2016

Corporate Author:

US Army School for Advanced Military Studies Fort Leavenworth United States

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Report Date:

2016-05-26

Pagination or Media Count:

77.0

Abstract:

The US Army will continue to be part of multinational operations in the future. The Vietnam War was the US Armys first test in conducting conventional and counterinsurgency operations on a grand scale post-World War II. In 1964, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam MACV began to integrate Free World Forces FWF into a US lead multinational forces to conduct combat operations against the North Vietnamese Forces. The Republic of Korea ROK Army was largest and most critical of the FWF contributing over 324,000 troops from 1964 to 1973, enabling MACV to transition to offensive operations. This study examines the successes and challenges of MACV integrating the ROK army early in the Vietnam War.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE