An examination of the problems of village pacification in South Vietnam, focusing on those events in the village of Duc Lap that contributed to the deterioration of GVN control of the village. A composite picture of a contested village is developed based on the Duc Lap experience and that of two other villages in South Vietnam. Measures that the GVN might take to strengthen its pacification program are suggested. (See also RM-4552, RM-4692.)
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