MACV Command History. 1971. Volume 1

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Letter of Promulgation (Page is Missing)i
Title Pageiii
Prefacevii
Table of Contentsix
List of Figuresxviii
CHAPTER
I.INTRODUCTION: VIETNAM TODAYI-1
II.SOUTHEAST ASIA SCENEII-1
EXPANDED AREA OF OPERATIONII-1
Geographical ConsiderationsII-1
Political Activities in SEAII-1
Paris Peace TalksII-3
Economic Activities in SEAII-4
US OBJECTIVES AND THE MACV MISSIONII-6
National ObjectivesII-6
The COMUSMACV MissionII-7
ORGANIZATION, FUNCTIONS AND COMMAND RELATIONSHIPSII-9
Functions of COMUSMACVII-9
MACV Service Component CommandsII-15
MACV Regional Assistance ElementsII-20
III.THE ENEMYIII-1
BASIC STRATEGY AND INTENTIONSIII-1
OverviewIII-1
Communist Strategy Revealed in DocumentsIII-3
ENEMY MILITARY OPERATIONS IN THE RVNIII-9
OrganizationIII-9
Strategy and TacticsIII-9
VC/NVA Personnel and Unit Strength TrendsIII-11
VC/NVA Order of BattleIII-15
Statistical Data and Enemy ActivitiesIII-25
THE VIET CONG INFRASTRUCTUREIII-35
Higher Echelon ControlIII-35
Lower Echelon ControlIII-39
VCI ReorganizationIII-41
VCI Activities SummaryIII-43
VC/NVA SUPPORT .ACTIVITIESIII-43
Recruitment in NVNIII-43
Recruitment in RVNIII-43
InfiltrationIII-45
Base AreasIII-51
Enemy Logistical Activity in the RVNIII-57
Weapons and EquipmentIII-62
IntelligenceIII-63
ALLIED INTELLIGENCEIII-67
US Intelligence Mission and OrganizationIII-67
GVN Intelligence Mission and OrganizationIII-69
IV.PLANS AND OPERATIONSIV-1
COMBINED STRATEGIC PLANNINGIV-1
Development of the Combined Strategic Objectives PlanIV-1
Combined Interdiction ProgramIV-3
Combined Campaign PlanIV-5
SEASONAL CAMPAIGN PLANSIV-8
Winter Campaign Plan: January - April 1971IV-8
Summer - Fall Campaign Plan: May - October 1971IV-9
Dynamic Defense ConceptIV-10
GROUND COMBAT SITUATION IN 1971IV-11
Forces AvailableIV-13
WeatherIV-19
The Ground War by Military RegionIV-19
V.NAVAL OPERATIONSV-1
ACCELERATED TURNOVER - ACTOVV-1
US Navy Role in VietnamizationV-1
Development of the VNNV-3
VNN OPERATIONSV-7
VNN Operations During 1971V-8
SEA LORDS OperationsV-11
MARKET TIME /TRAN HUNG DAO XVV-31
MARKET TIME Radar Stations (ACTOVRAD)V-37
USN OPERATIONSV-38
Naval ConstructionV-38
Naval Gunfire SupportV-41
VI.AIR OPERATIONS IN SEAVI-1
AERIAL ASSETS IN SEAVI-1
USAF Air Order of BattleVI-3
US Army AviationVI-3
US Navy AviationVI-3
US Marine AviationVI-3
Free World Air ForcesVI-5
AERIAL MISSIONS IN SEAVI-7
Rules of EngagementVI-7
AirliftVI-7
ARC LIGHTVI-9
TACAIRVI-11
InterdictionVI-14
ReconnaissanceVI-17
Forward Air ControllersVI-17
Search and RescueVI-19
Aircraft Combat Losses in SEAVI-20
HerbicidesVI-20
AERIAL OPERATIONS IN SEAVI-22
Air Operations in CambodiaVI-23
Air Operations in LaosVI-27
COMMANDO HUNTVI-29
Air Operations in North VietnamVI-33
AIR FORCE ADVISORY GROUPVI-35
CONCLUSIONVI-35
VII.RVN DEFENSE AND DEVELOPMENTVII-1
INTRODUCTIONVII-1
PACIFICATION PLANNINGVII-6
The 1971 Community Defense and Local Development PlanVII-7
Planning for the FutureVII-9
LOCAL SELF-DEFENSEVII-10
Local Self-Defense ProgramsVII-10
Territorial Security ProgramVII-11
People's Self-Defense Force ProgramVII-12
National Police ProgramVII-13
Security Related ProgramsVII-20
Phung Hoang ProgramVII-21
Chieu Hoi ProgramVII-25
LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENTVII-28
Local Self-Government ProgramVII-28
Progress in Local Self-GovernmentVII-28
Regional VariationsVII-31
LOCAL SELF-DEVELOPMENTVII-32
Local Self-Development ProgramsVII-32
Evolution of Rural Development CadreVII-34
Land ReformVII-35
Agriculture and FisheriesVII-37
Local Economic DevelopmentVII-39
Veterans and War VictimsVII-39
Public HealthVII-41
EducationVII-43
Manpower DevelopmentVII-43
Public WorksVII-44
Post and CommunicationsVII-44
Rural CreditVII-45
Province/Municipal/Village Self-Development ProgramsVII-45
SPECIAL PROGRAMSVII-47
Urban ProgramsVII-47
Ethnic MinoritiesVII-48
VIII.VIETNAMIZATION
1971 GOALS IN THE REPUBLIC OF VIETNAMVIII-1
RVNAF IMPROVEMENT AND MODERNIZATIONVIII-2
Planning the RVNAF Force StructureVIII-2
RVNAF LeadershipVIII-27
SummaryVIII-37
RVNAF TrainingVIII-37
RVNAF Logistic ImprovementVIII-48
Assessment of RVNAF CapabilitiesVIII-67
ADVISORY EFFORTSVIII-71
Changes in Command StructureVIII-71
Changes in Field AdvisorsVIII-75
Future Advisory EffortVIII-81
ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF VIETNAMIZATIONVIII-85
MACV's Economic FunctionsVIII-85
Review of the RVN EconomyVIII-86
MACV Economic EffortsVIII-89
IX.US LOGISTICAL SUPPORTIX-1
LOGISTICAL SUPPORT RESPONSIBILITIESIX-2
LOGISTICAL SUPPORT PROGRAMSIX-5
MILITARY CONSTRUCTIONIX-13
COMMUNICATIONS-ELECTRONICSIX-25
MEDICAL SUPPORT ACTIVITIESIX-28

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