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353 Abrams, Creighton W. commanding officer, 45 endorsement of pacification operations, 45–46, 58 leadership, 5, 46 report on “White House” broadcast, 243 strategic and contingency planning, 47, 67, 68–69, 160 Accelerated Pacification Campaign (APC) achievements of, 52, 53, 54 Chieu Hoi (open arms) amnesty program, 53, 54 (table) expansion of the Territorial Forces, 51 hamlet ratings, 48–50, 51, 52–53 idea of, 48 Mobile Advisory Teams (MATs), 51 Pacification Campaign of 1969, 54–56, 55 (table) recruitment of People’s Self-Defense Force militiamen, 51–52 “spreading oil spot” technique, 48, 52 Third-Party Inducement program, 53–54 US troop attitude to, 60–61 Vietcong strategy, 50–51 Accelerated Phase II Improvement and Modernization Plan, 67–68 Advisory Team 42 on American misconduct, 237 on Communist advancement in Binh Dinh, 249 on enemy recruiting, 267 on hamlet ratings, 122 on ineffectiveness of South Vietnamese forces, 189, 241 objectives of, 94, 130 on performance of RD cadres, 103 personnel, 92, 135 report on Easter Offensive, 255, 256 reports, 97, 103 role in pacification campaigns, 213 on Vietcong tactic, 184 Ahern, Thomas L., Jr., 86, 275, 288–289, 290 Allen, Richard J., 38 Alsop, Joseph, 147 Andrade, Dale, 257 Area of Operations (AO) Lee anti-VCI operations, 226 April–June 1969, 98 (figure) enemy defectors statistics, 147 (table) estimated Vietcong forces in, 89 (table) January–June 1970, 170 (figure) July–December 1969, 134 (figure) July–December 1970, 207 (figure) North Vietnamese Army in, 90, 162 (table) US military occupation of, 142–143 Vietcong Infrastructure presence in, 91–92 Yellow Star Division’s headquarters in, 158 Area Security Zones, 172 (table) Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) commanding officers, 30, 77 dependency on US support, 22–23, 24, 296–297 desertions from, 291 ineffectiveness of, 257, 265, 291 leadership crisis, 257, 291–293, 296 military strength, 78 morale of, 291, 295–296 Operation Lam Son 719, 296 operations in Military Region II, 262 (figure) Index 354 Index Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN), continued planning to improve firepower and mobility, 67 politicization of, 30, 76–77 population security and, 265 Tet Offensive of 1965, 20–21, 23 training, 264 See also Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) units I Corps, 19, 32, 276 II Corps, 32, 253, 257, 261, 270–271 IV Corps, 283 7th Division, 17 9th Division, 17 22nd Division: allied operations, 42; Land-Grab Offensive, 261, 263; medical care for civilians, 129; Nguyen Hue Offensive, 256; pacification duty, 106, 179; security missions, 115, 116, 168, 176–177; Tet Offensive, 23 23rd Division, 141 40th Regiment: K-8 campaign, 186, 189, 199; Nguyen Hue Offensive, 253–254, 257; Operation Dan Thang-69, 77–78; Operation Facelift, 217; Operation Washington Green, 173, 265; Operation Wayne Span II, 227; pacification duty, 179; security missions, 59, 107, 133, 179; Tet Offensive, 20 41st Regiment: Easter Offensive, 257; Hawk Teams’ tactics, 41; K-8 Offensive, 186, 196; LandGrab Offensive, 263; Nguyen Hue Offensive, 255; Operation Dan Thang-69, 77–78; Operation Washington Green, 265; performance of, 197; security missions, 30–32, 59, 113, 115, 116, 133, 179 42nd Regiment, 263 47th Regiment, 172 Ashworth, George W., 147 Atatürk, Mustafa Kemal, 74 Baker, Ron, Jr., 237 Bao Dai, emperor of Vietnam, 72 Barnes, John W. accusation of covering war crimes, 244–245, 246, 247 as commanding officer, 58, 138 on Operation Washington Green, 58, 59, 60, 121, 264 photograph, 139 (figure) public relations, 149 reaction to Figueira’s memorandum, 109 on Sky Soldiers’ role in pacification, 61 as spokesman on Vietnamization, 148– 149, 246 on warfare in Binh Dinh Province, 32 Bates, Jared C., 61 Behaine, Pigneau de, 11 Berenzweig, Marvin J., 26 Binh Dinh Province balance of forces in, 71 Campaign 275, 261–263 cease-fire scenarios, 208 Communist influence in northern, 141, 257–258 Communist offensives, 99–101, 175–176, 248, 249, 261–263 Communist redistributive program, 16 cyclical patterns of military operations in, 215–216 developmental programs, 129 Easter Offensive, 253–254 economy, 7–8 enemy defectors, 127–128, 147 (table) first American unit in, 24 during the First Indochinese War, 12–14 food shortage, 175–176 geography, 15–16 government of Vietnam (GVN) in, 192, 228, 249, 250, 251, 253 guerrilla warfare, 15 hamlet ratings, 56, 163, 191 hamlet statistics, 57 (table), 145 (table), 192 (table), 208, 250 (table), 260 (table) impact of Operation Washington Green, 251 Index 355...


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  • Counterinsurgency -- Vietnam -- Bình Định (Province).
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Campaigns -- Vietnam -- Bình Định (Province).
  • Bình Định (Vietnam : Province) -- History.
  • United States. Army. Airborne Brigade, 173rd -- History.
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