Accession Number : ADA021419

Title :   The American Experience with Pacification in Vietnam. Volume 2: Elements of Pacification

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA INTERNATIONAL AND SOCIAL STUDIES DIV

Personal Author(s) : Cooper, Chester L. ; Corson, Judith E. ; Legere, Laurence J. ; Lockwood, David E. ; Weller, Donald M.

PDF Url : ADA021419

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 335

Abstract : The study derives doctrinal and operational lessons from the US experience with pacification in South Vietnam to guide US policymakers in providing technical assistance and advice in the future to a friendly government facing an internal security problem. Volume I presents a synthesis of the study's findings and the major lessons learned. Based on those lessons, the volume concludes with some specific recommendations for courses of action by US policymakers. Volume II examines in considerable detail the major elements of pacification: security, economic, political and social development; reporting and evaluation systems; and the US and GVN organization for pacification. In addition some problem areas (e.g., land reform, refugees, US economic aid) are also discussed. Volume III opens with an account of the Malayan and Philippine insurgencies and the lessons learned there and then traces in detail the evolution of pacification plans and programs in Vietnam from the French- Indochina war to the present.

Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY, *VIETNAM, *LIMITED WARFARE, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, ECONOMICS, REFUGEES, SOUTH VIETNAM, INSURGENCY, FOREIGN AID, SECURITY, SOCIOLOGY

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE