MACV Command History. 1970. Volume 1

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Letter of Promulgationi
Title Pagev
Prefaceix
Table of Contentsxi
Chapter
I.INTRODUCTIONI-1
II.MILITARY STRATEGY AND PLANS
US OBJECTIVES IN VIETNAMII-1
US STRATEGY FOR SOUTH VIETNAMII-1
Use of ForcesII-2
Strategy for Southeast AsiaII-2
PLANSII-3
GVN and Combined PlansII-3
Special Campaign PlansII-9
Status of PlansII-17
III.THE ENEMY
INTRODUCTIONIII-1
THE VIET CONG INFRASTRUCTUREIII-7
LeadershipIII-7
TerrorismIII-15
PropagandaIII-18
ProselytizingIII-23
RecruitmentIII-23
Intelligence, Security and Counter-IntelligenceIII-27
VCI ActivitiesIII-30
ENEMY SUPPORT OPERATIONSIII-53
VC/NVA Base AreasIII-53
The Infiltration SystemIII-61
VC/NVA Logistics and Tax CollectionIII-75
VC/NVA MILITARY OPERATIONSIII-89
OrganizationIII-89
StrengthsIII-91
StrategyIII-94
TacticsIII-101
Enemy Situation in I CTZ /MR 1III-103
Enemy Situation in II CTZ /MR 2III-131
Enemy Situation in III CTZ/MR 3III-155
Enemy Situation in IV CTZ/ MR 4III-182
OUT COUNTRY DEVELOPMENTSIII-205
LaosIII-205
CambodiaIII-228
US INTELLIGENCE EFFORTS DIRECTED AGAINST THE ENEMY (Removed. Still Classified)III-247
Introduction (Removed. Still Classified)III-247
Collection Mission (Removed. Still Classified)III-247
Collection Operations (Removed. Still Classified)III-248
Source Exploitation (Removed. Still Classified)III-251
Collection Plans and Programs (Removed. Still Classified)III-254
IV.US AND OTHER FREE WORLD FORCES
COMMAND AND CONTROLIV-1
MissionIV-1
Command RelationshipIV-1
Responsibilities and Functions of MACVIV-3
United States Mission CouncilIV-3
Service Component CommandersIV-3
Responsibilities and Command Relationships for Component CommandsIV-4
US FORCESIV-7
GeneralIV-7
Strength Changes in Headquarters MACVIV-9
Redeployments of US Troops from RVNIV-10
US Phasedown in RVNIV-11
US Army RedeploymentsIV-12
US Marine Corps RedeploymentsIV-23
US Navy RedeploymentsIV-26
US Air Force RedeploymentsIV-28
OTHER FREE WORLD MILITARY ASSISTANCE FORCESIV-31
GeneralIV-31
Australia/New ZealandIV-32
Republic of ChinaIV-35
Republic of KoreaIV-35
Republic of the PhilippinesIV-36
ThailandIV-37
Spanish StateIV-38
V.MILITARY OPERATIONS
THE OPERATIONS AREAV-1
Areas of ResponsibilityV-1
TerrainV-1
ClimateV-3
OVERVIEW OF SURFACE OPERATIONSV-3
Ground OperationsV-3
Naval OperationsV-11
CASUALTY DATAV-12
HOLIDAY STANDDOWNSV-13
TET TruceV-13
Buddha's BirthdayV-16
P W RepatriationV-16
Christmas and New Year TrucesV-18
RULES OF ENGAGEMENTV-18
VI.AIR OPERATIONS IN SEA
OVERVIEWVI-1
ForcesVI-4
Command and ControlVI-19
Rules of EngagementVI-20
Sortie ReductionsVI-20
TACAIRVI-20
ARC LIGHTVI-27
AirliftVI-34
ReconnaissanceVI-34
Search and RescueVI-37
Aircraft Combat Losses in SEAVI-43
AIR OPERATIONS IN SOUTH VIETNAMVI-49
Air Operations in MR I and the DMZVI-49
Air Operations in MR 2VI-55
Air Operations in MR 3VI-61
Air Operations in MR 4VI-65
AIR OPERATIONS IN CAMBODIAVI-71
Rules of EngagementVI-71
Protection of Cultural MonumentsVI-72
Monthly SummariesVI-72
AIR OPERATIONS IN LAOSVI-81
GeneralVI-81
Interdiction and Close Air Support in BARREL ROLLVI-83
Interdiction in the STEEL TIGER areaVI-95
AIR OPERATIONS IN NORTH VIETNAMVI-117
Route PackagesVI-117
ROLLING THUNDER Combat SortieVI-118
ROLLING THUNDER Target ListVI-119
Reconnaissance and IntelligenceVI-119

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