Indonesia has been viewed as a potential regional power due to strategic location, large population and GNP. However, it is still in an early stage of economic development. Its oil resources are modest, and literacy of the population is low.
A discussion of Public Law 93-50 forbidding expenditure of U.S. funds for combat in Cambodia, Laos, North Vietnam and South Vietnam after 15 August 1973, and the War Powers Resolution limiting the President's power to engage U.S. troops, and how...
The author sums up the results of earlier research on the defection of VC/NVA personnel and describes the organization and operation of the Chieu Hoi Program, which became one of the most cost-effective programs in the pacification effort.
Analyzes the Laotian revolutionary movement commonly known as the Pathet Lao — its leaders, commanding party (People's Party of Laos), the Lao Patriotic Front, the political and administrative organization, and military forces.
An account of a four-year Rand project to interview ralliers and prisoners from VC and NVA ranks, and refugees, with an analysis of the scope and limitations of the nearly 2500 interview reports it produced.
One of a series of FAST-VAL studies comparing simulated small-unit combat engagements in Vietnam with actual combat results. In this report, a 37-man U.S. Marine infantry platoon attacks North Vietnamese troops hidden in clumps of trees.