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By Jeffrey J. Clarke

In “Advice and help: the ultimate Years, 1965-1973,” Jeffrey J. Clarke describes the U.S. military advisory attempt to the South Vietnamese defense force throughout the interval while the U.S. dedication in Southeast Asia used to be at its height. The account includes a wide spectrum of actions at numerous degrees, from the bodily tough paintings of the battalion advisers at the floor to the extra subtle undertakings of our senior army officials on the maximum echelons of the yank army guidance command in Saigon. between serious topics handled are our command relationships with the South Vietnamese military, our politico-military efforts to aid reform either the South Vietnamese army and govt, and our implementation of the Vietnamization coverage inaugurated in 1969. the outcome let us know a lot in regards to the U.S. Army's function as an agent of nationwide coverage in a severe yet usually overlooked area, and constitutes a huge contribution to our knowing of not just occasions that happened in Vietnam, but in addition the selections and activities that produced them.

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Regional Forces ..... • .... •...... Popular Forces .. ......... • ...... National Police ......... .......... Civilian Irregular Defense Group Coastal Force ' ................ 246,284 96,049 168,317 31,395 21,454 3,747 261,000 110,000 161,500 40,800 21,000 3,900 265,500 106,500 151,000 40,800 21,000 3,900 Force Army... . ..... . •... ..... •... •.... • Later integrated in to the navy. SoWrrt: Memo, Sternberg to COMUSMACV, 7 Jul 65, sub: RVNAF Strellgth Summ,uy, SEAB, CMH.

Although Diem's regime provided a certain degree of internal order, it was unable to address South Vietnam's social and economic problems. The absence of any sense of national identity magnified traditional tensions between the country's various ethnic and religious groups, and President Diem's open favoritism toward the Roman Catholic community only caused greater dissatisfaction . With minimal participation in national politics at the village and hamlet levels, where most of the people lived, the Saigon government had little grass roots support to help it through the coming struggle .

B Semi-independent commands. < Administrative commands. d Operational commands. ~ Semi-independent agencies. Source: Adapted by author from Khuyen, Tlte RVNAF, p. 15. I c I Schools and Training Centers I I I c Central Logistics Command I c Special Forces e I I d Divisions and Di vision Tac tical Zones Provi nces I c c b Ordnance Quartermaster Medical Signal Engin eers Tran sportation Proc urement Area Logistics Commands Territorial Forces c The Army of the Directory many intelligence agencies operating outside of its immediate authority.

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