Accession Number : ADA116198

Title :   U.S. Military Currency Control Operations in the Vietnam War.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,


Personal Author(s) : Adams,Joseph F

PDF Url : ADA116198

Report Date : 19 Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : During the Vietnam war, the United States expended considerable resources to implement and maintain a comprehensive military currency control program. Unfortunately, very little has ever been written about these unusual 'military' activities, and very few people understand the broad aspects of the efforts. Worse yet, no attempt has ever been made to officially document the entire effort from a historical perspective. This paper reviews the general nature of exchange control, explains the role of military currency control and provides a historical overview of military currency control as a foundation for the ensuing study of the Vietnam experiences. It then examines the economic and black market problems which existed in Vietnam, and explains the specifics of the U.S. military currency control program which was adopted to counter those problems. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Money, Circulation, Control, Military forces(United States), Military operations, Overseas, Vietnam, Financial management, Regulations, Economic warfare

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE