(ESTIMATED PUB DATE) STATUS REPORT OF THE TASK FORCE SOUTHEAST ASIA COVERT ANNE

Created: 8/21/1962

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STATUS REPORT OF THE

TASK FORCE SOUTHEAST ASIA

COVERT August)

I. SOUTH VIETNAM

A. Uncopventlonal Activities

Enao:

Enao complex nowwhichave trained medics. Thell armed and trained. Refugeestraining.

ofugust, Viet Cong (VC)the Buon Enao complex resulted inenemy casualties since

CC captured, andC surrendered Of captured personnel,n confinement are being interrogated. The remainder are being resettledearby area.

additional VC attacks on the Buonoccurred during the period. Bothreplused, one with support of Secondaircraft.

Mao:

a. trike force companyen haveadvance training. illage dofonders commenced training onugust. trike force attackC build-up in nearby Song Mao resulted in one VC killed, four captured, no friendly losses.

siteew Citzens' Irregular(CIDG) training camp in Serienac Valley,Due Province, was approved by theonugust. pecial Forces team iseptember.

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Cung Son Camp ln Phu Yen Provincetraining cycles of two groupsonndugust.

Cam:

rainees are undergoing instruction,ivic actionang Buk villageillage development trainees from Danongtontagnard commandos,urses, andnterpreters being given basictraining. Training completed: amaorceuang Triivic action,ontua trail-watchers .

6 . Camp Du Tbo (Soc Trang) :

A second strike companyen has completed training. hird company has enterededical team from Du Tho about toearby village warned of VC presenceillager. C attempted an ambush utilizing mortar, two automatic weapons and small arms. The ambush was overrun by standing chargetrike force company. Battle persistedtwo hours, was eventually joined by Self-Defense Corps company. Enemy casualties: illed,ounded; friendly casualties: ounded.

B. Covert Activities

interrogationC prisoner indicates the

possible existenceC Provincial Committee for Kien Phong Province located in Cambodia twoalf kilometers from tbe Vietnam border. The VC prisonertudent there from0 to etailed report Is being drawn up.

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GVN coastal area VC willupon provinces of Quang Ngal, QuangDlnh and Phu Ten; principal targets arebridges, telephone lines and roads.

the high plateau VC objectives willdestruction of GVN military Installationsnear the Laos frontier.

Nambo (southern) region, the VCforces in central and eastern zonesattacks against military posts inas well as Long An and Tay Ninh Provinces.

special capltol zone, principalbe propaganda by tracts, and terroristusing grenades and other explosives.

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SOUTH LAOS

ha were selected for stay-behind missions in the eastern Plateau de Bolvens. Twelve of this group are radio operator training In Thailand, while theare receiving leadership training. Two base camphave been identified and basic preparations made for their establishment. Reassessment of the Kha units trained by MAAG Laos indicates that many more units are reliable and capable enough to include In the stay-behind plan. Operations from South Vietnam into Laos are in abeyance pending policy approval.

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