Transcript of a RAND briefing, April 1967, on the Rural Development Program in South Vietnam and the use of airpower in meeting security requirements. The Air Force is now making a major contribution to rural development in destroying Viet Cong facilities. This contribution could be augmented by an increase in direct support to hamlets, villages, outposts, and watchtowers; by a reorientation of the visual reconnaissance program to include, if not emphasize, support of the Regional and Popular forces; and by creating a force to provide air strike and airlift to the Vietnamese National Police Forces.
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