LPF DIRECTIVE ON POW MATTERS, INSTRUCTIONS FOR EXPANSION OF LPF INFLUENCE IN VI

Created: 5/16/1974

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SUfljfiC* LPF DIRECTIVE Oh POW HATTERS* INSTRUCTIONS FQH EXPANSIONF INFLUENCE IN VIENTIANE AND LUANG PRABANG, ANDOF CONTINUED AMERICAN HmILITaRV INVOLVEMENT IN LAOS 1

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an LPF DIRECTIVE RECEIVED IN4 ADVISED THATIKCMANQE Or PRISONERS 0? MAR CNOU) is an) IHPORTANT QUESTION lU* ImOULU no* ROSE *ny SERIOUS 'ROftLGHS. THE LPF folic* on Tm| -HfeATMENT Qf the ROM's is not HELL OE'lNEO ANO THEREFORE "He LP1'CE SCMfcN APPROACHing THIS QUESTION. theDIRSC'ive WARNED THATEw OF the PRESENT POLITICAL

ATMOfpHEHk, That is. now that the provisional government or

national union (PQNUl AND the JOINT NATIONAL POLITICAL THE LP' MAY have PROBLEMS BECAUSE the AMERICANS

an:he Vientiane rightists. mill try to turn

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ITS HEN iME TREED. ALL VOLUNTEERS. INCLUDING CHINESE. LAO, | ND ALL OTHEROLDIERS HILL BE REPATRIATED. HOwEvER. THE SAIGON PUHPET TROOPS MILL BE HANDED OVER TO THE NATIONAL LIBERA'ION FRONT QF SOUTH VIETNAM,

4, the DIRECTIVE STATED FURTHER THAT THE LPF A CtWTAjN NUHBER Or POtf^S. AND IF THE ENEMY OENOUNCES FOR AGGRESSION AGAINST LAOS- THE LPF CAN POINT TOANd|^ ho here CAPTURED AFTER ThE SIGNING OFAGREEMENT, THESE ROW'S COULD be USED AS. HE PROBLEM OF THE

FULLY DETAILED INFORMATION ADOUT THEM. IF THE MIA'S ARE IN LPF

CUSTODw- THE LPF UILL HAND THEM OVER, BUT IF *HEY ARE NOT

AVAlLABLbi *HE LPF MILL SAY I" DOES NOT HAVE THEM.:

HeUARD'nq "HE PROCEDURES OF THE LAO ROW EXCHANGE.

DIRECTIVE STA-ES THEri> THE POINT OF POH

. AND "HE EXCHANGES WOULD BE HiOE GRADUALLY. HOwEvER. ThE

EX CHANGE OF THE LP" Pun's SHOULD BE COMPLETED IN THE FIRST ROUND

xhCANBES. OR If tha* IS IMPOSSIBLE. ALL ShQULO be RETURNED

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THE SECOND EXCHANGE. THE RETURNED LPF ROW'S WILL BE TAKENPECIAL PLACE WHERE THEY WILLIVEN SPECIAL ATTENTION AND INSTRUCTED IN LP? POLICY, ARGE OR SHALL NUMBER OF PQH'S IS HANDED OVER WILL DEPEND ON THE SITUATION, THE MEANS OF IMPLEMENTING THE PLANS RELATING TO EACH ISSUE HILL BE FORWARDED IN DETAIL LATER.

6. ON THE SUBJECT QF THE NEUTRALIZATION OF VIENTIANE AND LUANG PRAHANG, THE LPF DIRECTIVE INSTRUCTED THAT ALL INTELLIGENCE ORGANIZATIONS. WHETHER INTERNAL OR EXTERNAL. WILL BE DISSOLVED AND NONE MILL BE ALLOWED TO OPERATE IN THE TWO CITIES. THE WITHDRAWAL or 'HE 'HOOPS OF THE VIENTIANE SIDE MUST BE CONDUCTED ACTIVELY IN ORDER TO COMPLETEPROCESS WITHOUT INTERRUPTION.

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must continue the consolidation of its armed forces, all military, police and the joint commission to implement the agreement 'jciaj

in the tno cities. the lPf must place its forces so that ThEV HlLL

be able to handle an* situation. the lpf forces must be put in both offensive and defensive positions so they can encircle enemy positions in thecities* the lpf must hake sure it will be able to control the activities of the enemy forces.

7. "ht committee for neutralization of the tho cities must ihplemen: strictly and effec'Ivelt the agreement and the protocol and observe all 0rdehs and rules according to the lan* also. all agreements and political projects op the pgnu must be carried out eitectivelv. jn addition. the lpf will continue to expandole and concentrate on cooperating ml th all organizations, particular b* establishing closer realtlonshjps with mayors. and

ubdistrict. and HAHlET chiefs as well as the military and civil servants in order to publicize the *BtT$ of the agreement and protocol so the people will understand them better. furthermore, all the rules of the neutralization of vientiane and luang prabang must be made known to the people so they hill understand their responsibilities. the lpf must concentrate on proselyting and

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'N. idep 'hyingaIn NQHfe vehicles from 'he vientiane sioe FOR the lp' military andes. also,F still neeos materials such as HOOD

for cons-nuction and hater facilities and electricity and other things 'o provide pleasant and cohfqrtable living fqr lpf personnel-hE *ho cities.

regardhe cease-riREthe recognition ofareashe TiO sides. the SET'lEmEnT OF disputes.waning OF 'he *Ex* of *hE cease-fire as spglleo out IN *Hb directive states that the cease-fI RET under THe cease-fire the vientiane sioethe boundaries OFontrolled areas in relation

ht vItN"IANfi side'S controlled areas. all activities nhich "ISH- BE DE'rimen-A'. to peace OR actionsjoht oisturb the LlBERA'EU areas must de avoided, AND the USE of money FOR financial OPPReSSIDN -JS" cease. all military ano police forces arefrom using their POwfiR to threaten. 5UPPNISS or oppress the rights ano freedom.

lpf direc'ive hARNED That the vientiane side hill

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Triv, particularly AT ThI$ turning point IN lao history, TO create

difficulties as 'hey are afraid That the lpf hill attack and capture

their controlled areas. the vient(aNE side hill try TO place demarcation post IN locations hhich they believe hill benefit them most and hould BE TO their advantage. if the lp' does not agree, ThE vientiane side might use military fqrce TO achieve their goals. the vientiane side WILL send its guerrilla forces TO seize and control various positions Of strategic value TO them. then they HILL ASK0 inspect the area and grant legal recognition. demarcation posts must BE placed accordinghe protocol and in recognitionXlS'ing realties.

lp' directive indicated that the vientiane'OR oiscussicns On the ReODENinghhays WHICH'ORand people. IF the lpf does"Hbside's proposals. ThEy HlLL TR" t0 *urn ThE :

people against the lp'. the vientiane side must BE allowed TO

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BUlLi) its new supply ROUTES TO transport MEN and supplies INTO ITS controlled areas DEEP IN THE lpf-CONTROLLED areas. SUCH NEW supply routes must BE recognized legally and guaranteed*

LPF MUST FORCE the AMENlCANS by any MEANS TO stop

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bolqvens plateau. to accomplish this. the lp' musteport. reconnaissance 'lights over lp' liberated air space and also the violations OF land and air by the vientiane side. THE vientiane side still sends guerrilla TEAMSause disorders inside lp' liberated areas. AT theMb the" conduct ThE "oppression-suppression" operations agains" THE people in their rear areas . the lpf must try to COuLEC* any concrete written evidenceheir brutal action agains* The people SOhe lr' can make it known to the people

adio broadcas'S. the lpf also might send the Vientiane

Hfl-ES* le"erncite The PEOPLE T0 demonstrate aGaInST The vientiane SIDfc T0 try tq isolate Them.

*HfcSIDE's plans are based on the american objective _c interfering'fairs. the american central intell !GeNCE AUENC* jcia) will still try to use lao puppets To COnDuCtin laos. ThEL attempt its special forces (irregulars) under aguise. the lpf is just. HOwEvE* An|) 'HE lp' and the PEOPLE will unite in opposing american

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INTERFERENCE, THg LPF HAS THE CEASE-FIRSROTOCOL

TQ FORCE THE AMERICAN TO WITHDRAW FROM LAOS. THE

AGREEMENT AND THE PROTOCOL DO NOT MENTION OR INDICATE THE PRESENCE OF VIETNAMESE TROOPS IN LAOS* THE LPF HAS MORE REASON ANDCIENT GROUND TO STRUGGLE AGAINST THE ENEMY.

J.5, ACCORDING To 'HIS STRUGGLE PLAN, THE LPF HILLALL SEARCH TOR PROOF QR EVIOENCE FOR ITS DENUNCIATIONS. WILL HAVE t0 EXERT ITS INFLUENCE TO DESTROY THEAOS BY THE AMERICANSWILL USE

THEIR SPftClAL FORCES IN NfiW FormS AGAINST LAO POLITICS AND LAW. THE LPF WILL HAVE TO REVEALRICKS BEHIND THE WORDS OF THE

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MILITARY INVOLVEMENT IN LAQS

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AND PROTOCOL. WITHDRAWAL OF THE TROOPS WILL BE PLANNED

AND ORDERED BY THE TWO SIDES ON THE JCIA. THE JCIA WILL JOINTLY

SUPERVISE THE WITHDRAWAL OF FOREIGN TROOPS, MILITARY PERSONNEL

AND ThE ABOLISHMENT OF The SPECIAL FORCES. IN TURN, THE AHERICANS

WILL ATTEMPT TO fORCfc THE WITHDRAWAL FRQH LAOS OF NORTH VIETNAMESE

'OOCESr WILL OBSTRUCT AID TO LAOS FROM SOCIALIST COUNTRIES.

ESPECIALLY NORTH VIETNAM, AND HILL INTERDICT THE NORTH VIETNAMESE

SuFPl* ROUTE "HROUGH LAOS AND CAHBODIA.

16. THE AHERICANS WANT THE NORTH VIETNAMESE ARMY (NVA* TQ

hl-HDMW FROM LAOS LU* THEY HILL PERSIST WITH THEIR NEO-COLONIALIS'

PLAN IN LAOSITH OBLlGA"IoNS

EIGHHQA;N3 COUNTRIES. AMEHJCANS WILL USE THE AID TO

INVOLVE THESE COUNTRIES ON THE PRETEXT OF FOLLOWING INTERNATIONAL

,LAW. WHEN THE AMERICANS NEGOTIATE WITH THE LPF. THEY HILL BRING

UP ThE(QUESTION OF THE WITHDRAWAL OF THE NVA FROM LAOS BY ACCUSING

NORTH VIETNAM OF INTERFERING IN LAOS. THE AMERICANS WILL SAY

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THfc NVA MUST WITHDRAW PROH LAOS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AOREEHENT

AND PRO'OCOL,

hIII do this to create political problehs for the lpf. they will

ALSO 6HINOTHE QUESTION of ThE PROVISIONS FOR THE INSPECTION OFcp WITHDRAWAL. FIRST, THEY WILL BRING up INSIGNIFICANT QUESTIONS. THEN SIGNIFICANT ONES. this INSPECTION hay BE CARRIEO OUT AFTgHDAY LIMIT by THE TWO SIDES on THE JCIA, THE INTERNATIONAL CONTROL COHMlSSIONR BY THE TWO SIDES IN The GOVERNMENT. THE INSPECTION HAY be CARRIED out IN theORY CONTROLLED BY THE VIENTIANE SIDE first AND THEN THE LPF-CONTROLLED areas. THE AHERICANS WILL PROPOSE that THE AREAS WHERE STRATEGIC

SUPPLY ROUTES ARE LOCATED SHOULD BE INSPECTED FIRST, AND THEN

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1?. THE VIENTIANE SIDE is TRYING to AVOID IMPLEMENTING 'hc AN"!CLE ON THS WITHDRAWAL OF FOREIGN TROOPS AND MILITARY PERSONNEL. THEY AND THE VIENTIANE RIGHTISTS HAVE PLANS to BUILD UP FACILITIES FOR AMERICANS to CONTINUE THEIR war SCHEMES in LAOS. THE JCIA was ESTABLISHED TO IMPLEMENT THE ARTICLE ON THE WITHURAWAL OF TROOPS AND ThE ABOLlSHHENT OF the SPECIAL

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AND. l, NT OP TUNA TELY . TmE VIENTIANE RIGHTISTS HAVEBS'BUCT THE IhPLSMENTATJON of THE ARTICLES. SIDES ON THE JCIA do NOT KNflN HHAT FLAN SHOULD beTHISBE DISCUSSEO BECAUSE THE VIENTIANE side

HILL se'TLE IT ALONE.

IS. NkH METHODS OR NEH TERMS SHOULD BE APPLIED TOON HITHORaHAL OF FOREIGN TROOPS AND ABOLISHHENTFORCES. rjRST OF ALL. THE VIENTIANE SIDE MUSTMILITARY INVOLVEMENT flF THE AMERICANS THE

Bed INN INB OF "mEUP TO THE DATE WHENIDESAGREEMENT, DESCRIBING ALL CIRCUMSTANCES CONCERNINGrORCES BEGINNING FROM THE DATE OF THEIR FORMATIONOF THEIRHILL ENABLE

JCIA TO SET U" PROPER PLANS FOR HITHORAHAL AND ABOLISHMENT. THE VIENTIANK SIDE MUST COMPLYLANS MADE BY THE THO SIDES IN THE JCIA AND HfiPORT ITS ACCOMPLISHMENTS on THIS MATTER IN DETAIL. IF THE VIENTIANE SIDE CAN DO THIS IT HILL MIAN THAT IT COMPLIES WITH The AGREEMENT AND PROTOCOL ANO THE LPF HILL be ABLE TO DO ITS

JOB. 'MR LPF INTERNAL ORGANIZATION MUST ALSO EXCHANGE OPINIONS

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4NU REPOH' RESULTS TO TME JCU AHEAD OF TIME. THE LPF HUST FOLLJh THE LA* AND HUST FOLLOW WHAT P H 0 I VONGVICHJT SAID TO PRIME MINISTER SOUVANNA PHOUHA BEFORE THEY SIGNED THE AGREEHENT IN ORDER TO BE CONSISTENT IN OUR STATEMENTS. ALSO, THE LPF SHOULD ACT PROPERLY AND FOLLOW THE LAW IN ORDER TO LET THE ENEMY CONUUCT INSPECTIONS AS THEY PROPOSE. THIS IS TO SHOW THE GOOD INTENTIONS OF "HE LPFAINING SUPPORT. IN DISCUSSING THIS AR'IULB, LHF HUST PROTEST

WHICH INTERFERE WITH THE INTERNAL POLICIES OF

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