Project CHECO Southeast Asia Report. Tiger Hound
PACIFIC AIR FORCES HICKAM AFB HI CHECO DIV
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The following report has been prepared to document the development of the TIGER HOUND program. The air interdiction program in Laos is traced from its inception in late 1964 through 26 May 1966 to provide an overview for the reader. The program for the early BARREL ROLL missions through the separation of Eastern Laos into BARREL ROLL and STEEL TIGER areas and finally, the introduction of the TIGER HOUND program is shown. The evaluation of the rules of engagements, the gradual easing of the political and geographical restraints, and the increase in the level of effort is discussed. The original BARREL ROLL program, which required a minimum 48-hour sterile period between strikes is contrasted to the TIGER HOUND program which reached a level of 200 strike sorties per day achieved in late spring of 1966. The increase in weight of effort and the corresponding increase in effectiveness is set forth.
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