Accession Number : ADA485055

Title :   Project CHECO Southeast Asia Report. Igloo White (Initial Phase)

Corporate Author : PACIFIC AIR FORCES HICKAM AFB HI CHECO DIV

Personal Author(s) : Gatlin, Jesse C.

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Report Date : 31 JUL 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : Exceedingly costly and complex, the MUSCLE SHOALS program (changed to IGLOO WHITE in June 1968) required dynamic planning of many agencies of the Department of Defense. "IGLOO WHITE (Initial Phase)" provides an overview of its contribution to the interdiction effort in Laos. From conception to eventual deployment in Southeast Asia, the mission of the MUSCLE SHOALS program, the air-supported anti-infiltration subsystem, was to supplement interdiction of the flow of men and materiel from North Vietnam into South Vietnam. This study projects the identity and scope of Phase I, MUSCLE SHOALS: operational resources and equipment necessary to make this program function, and technological advances and problems encountered. It covers the initial operational capability dates -- 1 December 1967 for the MUD RIVER anti-vehicular subsystem and 20 January 1968 for the DUMP TRUCK antipersonnel subsystem -- through 31 March 1968.

Descriptors :   *TARGET DETECTION, *LAOS, *PERSONNEL DETECTION, *AIR STRIKES, *MILITARY VEHICLES, *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), *LAND MINES, *INTERDICTION, REMOTE DETECTION, SOUTHEAST ASIA, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, ANTIPERSONNEL MINES, IMPLANTATION, ACOUSTIC DETECTORS, TACTICAL AIR CONTROL SYSTEMS, ANTIVEHICLE WEAPONS, COMMUNISTS, SOUTH VIETNAM, ELECTRONIC AIRCRAFT, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, SEISMIC DETECTION, MONITORING, LESSONS LEARNED, AIR FORCE, VIETNAM WAR, FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, MILITARY HISTORY

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE