Accession Number : AD0713430

Title :   IMPACT OF PACIFICATION ON INSURGENCY IN SOUTH VIETNAM,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Komer,R. W.

Report Date : AUG 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : In at least one area the U.S. has consciously attempted not to overmilitarize or over-Americanize the war in Vietnam, but rather to cope with its rural revolutionary and largely political dimension. This attempt is known as pacification. The efforts have been designed more or less to serve two central aims: sustained protection of the rural population from the insurgents, which also helps to deprive the insurgency of its rural popular base and generating rural support for the Saigon regime via programs meeting rural needs and cementing the rural areas politically and administratively to the center. A secondary purpose has been to help neutralize the active insurgent forces and apparatus in the countryside. In essence it is a civil as well as a military process. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INSURGENCY, VIETNAM), (*POPULATION, PROTECTION), (*RURAL AREAS, *VIETNAM), COUNTERMEASURES, CONTROL SYSTEMS, POLITICAL SCIENCE, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), PUBLIC RELATIONS, ECONOMICS, EFFECTIVENESS, REVIEWS, IMPACT

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE