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Operations NEW LIFE/NEW ARRIVALS. US Army Support to the Indochina Refugee Program, 1 April 1975-1 June 1976
Rept. 1 April 1975-1 Jun 1976
DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR OPERATIONS AND PLANS (ARMY) WASHINGTON DC
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This Department of the Army after action report deals with US Army involvement in and support of the Indochinese refugee program. Covering the period from 1 April 1975 to 1 June 1976, it focuses on the role of the Army Staff in crisis management and other aspects of Operations NEW LIFE and NEW ARRIVALS as well as a brief account of Army support of Operation BABYLIFT. Included in the report are sections dealing with the preparation, operation and termination of the refugee reception centers at Orote Point Guam Ft Chaffee, Arkansas and Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. Sections treating the participation of Army Staff agencies and special areas of concern - resources and environmental concerns, winterization, legal considerations and repatriation, refugee employment and enlistment, and Congressional oversight - also appear. A separate section on lessons learned that includes planning factors, problems, recommendations, and suggested principles for future operations concludes the report. Appendixes containing relevant messages and documents, tables, illustrations and a bibliography, plus a pictorial annex, are attached.
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