Part I of a two-part conference record, summarizing the discussions of, and reproducing the papers contributed to, the Seminar on Development and Security in Thailand, organized by RAND, and sponsored by the Agency for International Development (AID) and the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), at Santa Monica, California, November 1967. Part I examines the nature of the insurgency in Thailand and its implications for U.S. aid programming. Five problem areas are designated as research priorities: (1) the insurgent organization, (2) the insurgent "image," (3) the villagers' perspective, (4) the government's information system, and (5) the government's strategic options.
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