Accession Number:

ADA586318

Title:

Project CHECO Southeast Asia Report. USSAG/7AF in Thailand (1973 - 1975): Policy Changes and the Military Role

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

PACIFIC AIR FORCES HICKAM AFB HI CHECO DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-01-27

Pagination or Media Count:

157.0

Abstract:

The counterinsurgency and unconventional warfare environment of Southeast Asia resulted in the employment of USAF airpower to meet a multitude of requirements. The varied applications of airpower involved nearly the full spectrum of USAF aerospace weapons, support equipment, and manpower. As a result, there has been an accumulation of operational data and experiences that has been collected and documented which must be analyzed for its current and future impact upon USAF policies, concepts, and doctrine. Fortunately, the value of collecting and documenting our SEA experiences was recognized at an early date. In 1962, Hq USAF directed CINCPACAF to establish an activity that would be primarily responsive to Air Staff requirements and direction, and would provide timely, analytical studies of USAF combat operations in SEA. This CHECO report is part of the overall documentation and examination which has been accomplished. It is an authentic source for the assessment of the effectiveness of USAF airpower in PACOM when used in proper context. The reader must view the study in relation to the events and circumstances at the time of its preparation--recognizing that it was prepared on a contemporary basis which restricted perspective and that the authors research effort was limited to records available within his local headquarters area.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE