Project CHECO Southeast Asia Report. Evolution of the Rules of Engagement for Southeast Asia, 1960-1965
PACIFIC AIR FORCES HICKAM AFB HI CHECO DIV
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This document endeavors to follow the chronological changes in the principal rules of engagement covering U.S. air operations in Southeast Asia from their beginnings through 1965. The introduction carries the situation rather swiftly to 24 November 1962, at which time the MACV Directive No. 62 established definitive operational restrictions on U.S. aircraft to be employed on combat support missions. As the situation grew more complex, additional missions were conceived and initiated to cope with operational requirements. As the reader may or may not be familiar with the nature and scope of these missions, their nicknames, purpose and general area are as follows ABLE MABLE, BANGOWHIPLASH, BARREL ROLE, FARM GATE, FLAMING DART, JUNGLE JIM, MULE TRAIN, RANCH HAND, ROLLING THUNDER, STEEL TIGER, TIGER HOUND, YANKEE TEAM.
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