Project CHECO Southeast Asia Report. The Royal Loatian Air Force 1954-1970
PACIFIC AIR FORCES HICKAM AFB HI CHECO DIV
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This CHECO report documents a unique experience in the history of United States assistance to friendly nations - the convert attempt to establish an effective air force for an underdeveloped country in danger of being taken over by the communists. In creating and supporting the Royal Lao Air Force, US advisors have faced a host of problems, not the least of which has been that of command and control, as separate US agencies, each reporting through different channels, have helped build during the past nine years an air arm which has increased from a handful of transport and liaison aircraft to a strike force which is now capable of flying nearly 3000 sorties a month. Detailed in this report are the methods which the American Embassy, the CIA, the Air Attache, the Thailand based T-28, C-47, and H-34 Instructor cadres, and the Deputy Chief, JUSMAGTHAI have used during this period.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics