COVERT ANNEX TO STATUS REPORT OF TASK FORCE VIETNAM (13 JUNE TO

Created: 6/26/1962

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COVERT ANNEX TO

STATUS REPORT OF TASK FORCEune toune)

X. BOOTH VIETNAM

A. Counterinaurgency programs

1. Citizens Irregular Defense Groups (CIDO's)

s. Fighting Fathers program in the Delta area nowersons trainedrmed. This does not Include Father Hoa'a "Sea Swallows."

b. Theredditional wen of the Fighting Fathers group now being trained byh Group as follows: Catholic refugee resettlement area at Cal Sanen; Father Day's parish at Hoa Thanh,en; Father Tong's parish at Long Pbu,en; and Father Phuoc's parish st Rsch Tranh,en.

C. among the Rhade tribesmen at Buon Enao, illagers .are noweapons have been issued,illages are organised,edics have been trained. Two platoons and one surete ssction have completed training,trike forcehade is being trained. hade await training. Onune,ow-level Viet Congat Buon Enao.

d. At the Danang training camp of Hoa Cam, thoreen or women being trained as, airborne rangers, mountain, Civic Action and Republican Youth, and district volunteer. Ten femalecommandos are being given medical aid training.

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At the Thu Due training camp,an airborne ranger companies, six teams of three to seven men each, who are to be sabotage specialists, are in training. an ranger companyix-week course. Alsoman operation teams for patrol and document collection complete! training

t. At the Soc Trong training camp there sre inan commandoSO-man strike force. Newly constructed barracks willrainees.

the Song Mao training camp 3S3re in training andhave been issued.

the Pban Rang training base, campfacilities are being constructed.

GVN Intelligence and Security

The NPSS Special Operations Corps (formerlyaa been activated at Nha Trang. This unit will cover flva provinces.

peration located and penetrated

a VC installation whichC special zone committee for 8algon. However, ARVN after receiving information failed to move due to CO III Corp* instructions because be doubted validity of CIO attemptingtrike against the installation.

c. The ARVN Psywar Directorateomestic aerial leaflet campaignune. eaflets were dropped In SVN which were attrl' buted to an Independent front group seeking support of the peasantry against tbe VC.

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