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  • Westmoreland, Gen. William C., 55, 504, 668, 688, 728n, 945, 959, 932, 987, 1009
    • Air Force, RVN, 739
    • civilian government of Vietnam, “Young Turks” coup attempt against, 1023, 1024
    • communist insurgency,:
      • Bien Hoa airfield, attack on, 873n
      • victory in Vietnam, possible, 296n
    • counterinsurgency operations:
      • airfield security, 680, 681n
      • assessment of, 736-742
      • command and control system, 419
      • critical provinces, focus on, 424-426, 443
      • deterioration of RVN position, 423
      • National Pacification Plan, 420-421
      • operational effectiveness, 418
      • population control, 416
      • Saigon-area initiative, 738
      • Gulf of Tonkin events, 627, 628
    • Honolulu meetings (June 1964), 416-421, 423, 428, 429, 430, 431
    • U. A. Johnson’s assessment of, 937
    • Khanh government:
      • alternatives to Khanh, 431
      • coup attempt against (Sept. 13), 764, 769
      • reorganization program, 708
    • Laos, U.S.-RVN incursions into:
      • intelligence operations, 428
      • timetable for, 433
    • McNamara-Taylor mission (May 1964), 313
    • Military Assistance Command:
      • appointment as commander, 59, 61, 200, 223
      • coordination with U.S. agencies, 387
    • Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces:
      • housing problem, 420
      • intelligence organization, 739
      • logistic system, 740
      • manpower situation, 738
      • morale problems, 417, 420, 737
      • recruiting for, 419-420, 541
      • resource management, 417
    • strategic hamlet program, 416-417
    • Taylor’s conflict with generals, 1041
    • U.S. dependents in Vietnam, 426
    • U.S. governmental involvement in Vietnam, 360, 427, 431, 441
    • U.S. information programs and policies in Vietnam:
      • communications czar, 430-431
      • psychological warfare campaign, 429, 430
    • U.S. military assistance to Vietnam, preconditions for, 861-863
    • U.S. military involvement in Vietnam:
      • advisory effort, 738
      • force increase to 22,000, 547-548
      • Special Forces, 739
    • Vietnam (DRV), U.S.-RVN operations against:
      • Bien Hoa attack, proposed retaliation for, 875
      • Governmental stability in RVN and, 309, 838-839
      • retaliation for attacks on U.S. personnel, 1050, 1063
      • target selection, 649-650
      • U.S.-RVN consultations re, 630, 649-651