An assessment of the U.S. air offensive against North Vietnam in terms of its impact on the North Vietnamese economic and political structure, and its value as a coercive force in inducing the North Vietnamese government to agree to negotiations.
An examination of the Chieu Hoi (Open Arms) program established by the government of South Vietnam to induce Viet Cong defections and of the motives associated with defection, desertion, and surrender.
The second of three Memoranda on the evolution of a Vietnamese village. It deals with the history of Duc Lap village from the close of World War II to the start of the current pacification program in April 1964.
A presentation of heretofore scattered information on the most significant groups of the southern Vietnamese highlands. The main focus is on the culture, social and political organization, and religious beliefs and practices of the largest groups.
Discussion of the criteria for measuring success in counterinsurgency. The author concludes that a Viet Cong military victory in South Vietnam is not possible as long as the United States in supporting the government.
An analysis of South Vietnam's problems and prospects encompassing: (1) a general assessment of the present situation, how it developed, and the basic forces now shaping it; and (2) an estimate of the immediate and long-range outlook.
A study of U.S. economic assistance in Vietnam with recommendations for a reorientation of economic, political, and military programs toward achieving the U.S. objective of supporting the war effort in Vietnam.