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

Created: 8/7/1962

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STATUS REPORT OF THE

TASK FORCE SOUTHEAST ASIA

COVERTugust)

I. SOUTH VIETNAM

Programs

1. Citizens Irregular Defense Groups (CIDO'a)

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The following developments in the Fighting Fathers program in the delta area are worthy of noting:

ugust an alleged conpany-slze Vietnamese Communist unit attacked the Blnh Hung area. The attackers were driven off bym andn mortarC were killed orwounded^out no VC corpses were left on the battle field.

Since the arrival of the Chinese Nationalist training team inotalersonnel have been trained in the Binh Hung complex. The training programs have included eight weeks of basic training, seven weeks of advanced, five weeks of heavy weapons, two weeks of UDT, eight weeks of medical and eight weeks of psychological warfare training.

the Rhade Buon Enao complex, theof villagers trained;illages organized;strength,

nduly Buon Trap Mewalhe Buon Enao complex was attacked by twoof VC. The village defenders wereafter the first attack when theirexhausted. Afteresupplyand strike force reinforcement, returned the same day and drove out (For further detail* please see

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fragmentary report received by

that Buon Trap Mewal was under attack againugust. No further details are available at this time.

pecial Forces "A" teamthe constructionuon Enaoat Buon Ea Kbit. Since theay training cycle begun on8 villagers have been trained. Buon Eacomprisesrmed villages with nine moreof being organized. Medical personnelsub-basehade in the firstof operation.

Special Forces "A" team hasIDG training site at theCong Sum, Phu Ten Province. Facilities ofwill be used to train Republican Youthdefenders. During VC probing actionsslowing down construction of the camp,grenade was thrown into the camp on 1no casualties have been reported.

t. Since the establishment of the Hoa Cam training campersons have completed training. As ofuly, an addi- ersonnel are in training. These include two trailwatcher companiesersons; civic action; Force Populaire; scout.

the Du Tho (Soc Trang) training campsecurity and strike force ofen each has been approvedGVN authorities. One companyinecond beinga third, which is to be made up ofis being recruited.

total8 patients were treated

by all CIDG installations during the month of July. Participating in the program, in addition to Special Forces medicajl personnel, arendigenous medical personnel who; have completed training anddditional who are presently undergoing training.

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ft. As ofuly, each province in central Vietnam had at least one full company of Force Populalre, which was either in training or had finished training and operative in theotal Force Populalre complement, which was approved by President Diem during the month of July, will permit the establishment of four companies consistingen in each of the nine coastal provinces as well as one company for the autonomous city of Danang. As ofuly, Mgo Dinh Can has been expecting the Presidential decree which will allocate Self-Defense Corps (SDC) funds for the Force Populalre In the high plateau provinces. This decree would result in an increaseen to the Force Popuallre.

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extensively on the number of non'cuiiuuuiusi Oppositionists picked up for questioning. Most of them were releasedhort time. It is believed that the interrogations were the GVN's method of keeping oppositionists off balance andeans of warning them not to engage in anti-regime plotting.

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