AMERICAN UNIV WASHINGTON DC CENTER FORRESEARCH IN SOCIAL SYSTEMS
The study is an examination of terrorism as it was used by the Viet Cong in South Vietnam from 1963 through 1966. Viet Cong terrorist acts and their nonmilitary targets are mapped out in order to determine patterns and characteristics. These patterns and characteristics are then related to other factors, including major political events, national and religious holidays, military developments, seasonal cycles and agricultural activities, and population concentration and geographic considerations. This analysis of terrorist activities and their targets is designed to be an aid in anticipating occasions for variations in, and locations of Viet Cong terrorism. Introductory sections include a review of the literature and an attempt to relate terrorism to the broader problems of social change and political violence.