Program for the Pacification and
Long-Term Development of South Vietnam (PROVN)
Volume I


TABLE OF CONTENTS


Forewordv
Abstractvii
 
SUMMARY REPORT
 
PROVN Summary Statement1
Blueprint for National Action11
Specific Action Catalogue13
 
RESUME
 
PROVN in Digest29
Notes102
 
MAIN REPORT
 
Chapter I - The Situation in Historical Perspective1-1
General Situation1-3
The Evolution of Vietnam: A Summary1-9
The Regions1-20
Ethnic Groups1-33
Religious Groups1-51
The Viet Cong1-54
The Provinces1-58
Factors of Change1-71
Critical Factors Influencing Future Actions1-78
Notes1-82
Chapter II - US Organization and Method of Operation2-1
Introduction2-3
Summary Assessment2-4
Organizing for Future Support2-11
Constraints on US Action2-21
A New US Role2-26
Planning Fundamentals2-30
Execution Fundamentals2-35
Talent for the Task2-44
Mid and Long-Range Projections2-51
Conclusions2-52
Notes2-58
Chapter III - Viable Government3-1
Introduction3-3
Political Action3-7
Government Organization and Administration3-10
Government Stability3-33
Graft and Corruption3-42
Winning And Organizing Popular Support3-47
Political Implications of Population Groups3-53
Mid And Long-Range Projections3-60
Conclusion3-62
Notes3-67
Chapter IV - Socio-Economic Growth4-1
Introduction4-3
Socio-Economic Facts of Life4-4
Concept of Support4-12
Socio-Economic Development4-21
The War Infrastructure Program4-23
The Rural Development Program4-37
The Urban Development Program4-52
Socio-Economic Institutions4-60
Mid and Long-Range Projections4-74
Conclusions4-75
Notes4-81
Chapter V - National Security and Rural Construction5-1
Introduction5-3
The Enemy5-4
Interdiction of Infiltration5-8
Operations Against VC War Zones and Safe Havens5-12
Operations Against the PAVN - Main Force VC5-15
Selective Warfare5-19
Amnesty5-20
Rural Construction -- A Concept of Operation5-22
Leadership, Training and Force Support Activities5-54
The Negotiations Contingency5-71
The Cease-Fire Contingency5-72
Mid and Long-Range Projections5-73
Conclusions5-76
Notes5-81

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