The American Experience with Pacification in Vietnam
Volume I: An Overview of Pacification


CONTENTS


LIST OF ACRONYMSix
SUMMARYxiii
 
I.SOME PRELIMINARY OBSERVATIONS1
 
II.SYNTHESIS OF FINDINGS11
A.SECURITY -- THE FOUNDATION FOR PACIFICATION11
B.DEVELOPMENT -- THE BRIDGE TO STABILITY18
C.ORGANIZATION FOR PACIFICATION21
D.THE PROBLEMS OF PARTNERSHIP23
E.KEEPING INFORMED -- THE REPORTING FUNCTION24
 
III.LESSONS LEARNED27
A.SOME GENERAL LESSONS28
B.PROGRAMMATIC LESSONS37
1.Some Lessons in the Area of Security37
2.Some Lessons in the Area of Development42
3.The Reporting Function49
4.Organization for Pacification54
 
IV.RECOMMENDATIONS57
 
MAP OF SOUTH VIETNAM ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS62
ANNEX: LIST OF PEOPLE INTERVIEWED AND CONSULTED63