STATUS REPORT OF THE TASK FORCE SOUTHEAST ASIA; COVERT ANNEX - H

Created: 9/19/1962

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STATUS BE PORT OF THE TASK FORCE SOUTHEAST ASIA

COVERTIGHLIGHTSeptember)

VIETNAM

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Confidential Ministry of Interior figures concerning strategic hamlet construction list the number of hamlets to be completed by the end2. To attain this total the Ministry is assuming that all hamlets begun in Augustotal) will nave been completed satisfactorily.

THALLAND

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Vietnamese Communist (VC) and Pathet Lao (PL) continued their attacks against Meo forces located near Sam Neua and the Plain of Jars during the reporting period. Attacks consisted mainly of the shelling of Meo positions with mortar and artillery fire. Ambushes of Meo patrols were also reported during the same period.

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previously reported (Covert Annex-Burma,

9ugust) the Burma Army isits operations against the KacMn Independence Army (KLA). The First and Fourth Kachln Rifles were transferred to the Kachin State in late August for action against tbensurgents. The Burma Army's plan reportedly is to contain the KIA movement by isolating them in the Sinlum areahus far the Army forces have avoided major engagements with the KIA, firing back only In self defense, but have kept the pressure on to force the KIA to retreat to the remote areas of Sinlum.

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