Accession Number : AD0501930

Title :   Area Analysis for Counterinsurgent Operations: Selected Southeast Asian Areas.

Descriptive Note : Technical paper,

Corporate Author : RESEARCH ANALYSIS CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Doan,David B. ; Kraus,Ellen E. ; Lewis,Charles R. ; Narten,Perry F.

Report Date : APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 103

Abstract : The physical environment of three selected areas adjacent to war zones of South Vietnam was analyzed on the basis of information available in Washington, D. C. Topical maps were constructed showing geology, soils, vegetation, slopes, water supply, geomorphology, land use, and population patterns. Selected insurgent activities were analyzed to identify environmental criteria influencing the location of base areas. Environment/base-area relations were developed and new maps were synthesized to show the suitability of the environment of each area for insurgent basing. These maps demonstrate three methodologies in area analysis for counterinsurgency operations. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COUNTERINSURGENCY, SOUTHEAST ASIA), INSURGENCY, ARMY OPERATIONS, AIRMOBILE OPERATIONS, ANALYSIS, HISTORY, ROCK, RIVERS, DRAINAGE, GEOLOGY, SOILS, PLANTS(BOTANY), CULTURE, INTERACTIONS, POPULATION, DISTRIBUTION, MAPS, TERRAIN, CLIMATE (U) CAMBODIA, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, TRANSPORTATION, MILITARY FACILITIES, COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE