Project CHECO Southeast Asia Report. COIN in Thailand, January 1969 - December 1970
PACIFIC AIR FORCES HICKAM AFB HI CHECO DIV
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This report, covering 1969 and 1970. is the third in a continuing series on counterinsurgency COIN efforts in Thailand. The first report covered the year 1966 and described the initial buildup of communist activity and early Royal Thai Government RTG attempts to counter this activity. The second report, covering 1967 and 1968, showed an increase in communist activity but relatively ineffective RTG countermeasures. During the time frame covered by this report, communist activity reached new levels of intensity and showed a much higher degree of sophistication than ever before. At the same time the first serious steps were taken by the RTG to counter communist subversion. These efforts centered around the Second Anti-Communist Activities Law of May 1969. This law established the framework for RTG activities and provided clear lines of authority and responsibility. In this report, communist and RTG activities in each of the four administrative regions--North, Northeast, Center, and South--will be covered separately. However, all operations were conducted within the context of the new Anti-Communist Activities Law.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics