STRATEGIC HAMLET SITUATION IN CENTRAL VIETNAM

Created: 10/5/1962

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strategic hamlet sitcatict ih central Vietnam

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WITH TEE SB? SYMPATHIZE VTTH CVS ANOTHER AND CAS EE COUNTED ON SOT TO REVEAL THE TRUE BTTOAncn. FURTHERMORE, VT8ITCR3 DO SOT RELISH TBS PROSPECTRAVELING GREAT DISTANCES FROM TBS PROVINCIAL CENTERS AND THEREFORE, CAS EE GUIDED TO ONLY THOSE AREAS VETCH TBE LOCAL OFFICIALS WISH TEEM TO SEE.

OFFICIALS OF CENTRAL VIETNAM CLAIM THAT MOSTTOO POOR TO PROVIDE MORE FUNDS FOR THE SEP, BUT TEE OFFICIALS COraJiiLBVTTH TBE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS DLRCCTLY CONCERNED WITH THESUBMIT PERIODIC PROGRESS REPORTS AND ATTEND SEP OR RELATED TRAININGDIRECTED. THE REPORTS SHOW THATTRATEGIC HAMLETS HAVEWHEREAS ONLY FCCR ACTUALLY EXIST, AND ONLY ONE OF THE FOURCF THE REOJJIREMENT3TRATEGIC HAMLET. THE FOUR HAMLETS ARETERRITORY CONTROLLED BY THE COVES-'WENT. MOST OF THE HAMLETS LISTEDMEET ONLY ONE OR MORE OF THE VERY BASIC REQLTJJ*EMENTS, SUCH AS HAVING

A FENCE AROUND THE HAMLET. WITH THE ADVENT OF TEE POPULAR FORCES PROGRAM, LITTLE NOTICE IS BEING PAID TO THE SEP.

JdISSEM. STATS ARMY NAVY AIR USMACV MAAG TB CISC?AC ARPAC PACAF PACFLT.

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