U.S. ARMY CENTER OF MILITARY HISTORY
HISTORICAL RESOURCES BRANCH

THOMAS THAYER COLLECTION

(ON FILE IN THE U.S. ARMY CENTER OF MILITARY HISTORY) 

August 1978

 


 

The Thayer Personal Papers Collection in the custody of the U.S. Army Center of Military History consists of ten cubic feet of reproduced copies of original records. These documents were collected by Mr. Thayer from numerous sources during the years from 1967 to 1975. For most of this period Mr. Thayer served in the capacity of Director of the Southeast Asia (SEA) Intelligence and Force Effectiveness Division of the SEA Programs Office under the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Analysis. In this position he was able to build up a reference file that is a valuable research tool for historians and students of the American involvement in SEA.

The value of this collection is chiefly attributable to four factors:

1. The high level of the operation directed by Mr. Thayer. This insured that the collected documents would be those of the policy making level. For example, numerous communications from the White House, the Secretary of State, and the Secretary of Defense are among the items found in this collection.

2. The time frame is of significance as it covers both the build-up and phase out periods of the American participation in the war in Vietnam.

3. While it is true that the original copies of these records are available elsewhere, they are widely scattered and not available in a single location as is the case with the Thayer papers.

4. The Thayer collection is of further value as a lead to other sources of documentation. Many studies (i.e.: Rand and Bendix Corporations) cited in these records are in themselves rich sources of information concerning U.S. activities in SEA.

This guide to the Thayer collection consists of two parts. The first briefly describes the contents of the individual folders and the second is an index to the major topics that comprise the collection.

 

Part I
Description of Thayer Papers

The contents of each folder are listed so as to identify the subject matter contained therein. The original file folder titles as created by Mr. Thayer have been used throughout. Also his original arrangement of the files has been maintained intact. The security classification of the documents in this collection ranges from unclassified through SECRET.

THAYER PAPERS PROJECT

Folder #1

Behavioral Sciences Advanced Research Projects Agency - Contains correspondence between Dr. Lee Huff (Director) and all elements doing business with that agency. Also reports submitted to Dr. Huff during the period from July 1963 to December 1967. These reports originate from the field units of the agency located throughout Southeast Asia.

Folder #2

Matrix - Contains estimates for FY 1975 and 1976 DOD programs as they relate to support costs.

Folder #3

Five Year Defense Plan - Contains correspondence and internal memos concerning the DOD five year projections.

Folder #4

Operational Analysis in Vietnam IDA - Task force reports, guidelines, memos, and correspondence relating to Army activities in Vietnam as well as those of the International Development Agency.

Folder #5

VSSG - Ceasefire - Analytic reports prepared by the Vietnam Special Studies Group (VSSG) dealing with the situations in the country side in various areas of Vietnam as of June - July 1970. Includes 62 pp. Ceasefire papers.

Folder #6

Measurement of Pacification Progress RVN - A 1968 Research Analysis Corp. Study of the progress to date of the Vietnamese pacification program. 68 pp.

Folder #7

The Chieu Hoi Program in South Vietnam, 1963 - 1971 - A Rand Corp. report on the "open arms" program offered by the RVN government to the Viet Cong for opportunities to defect to South Vietnam.

Folder #8

The Economic Situation in South Vietnam, Dec. 1973 - CIA intelligence report dated December 1973. Discusses various aspects of South Vietnamese economic activity. 7 pp. (includes graphs-charts).

Folder #9

Vietnam Conflict 1952 - 1972 - Chartbook prepared by OASD(SA) regional programs presenting the Vietnam conflict in graphic form.

Folder #10

Analysis of Vietnamization: A Description of the War 1967 - 1971 - An Advanced Research Projects Agency (Bendix Corp.) study contracted for the purpose of providing a summation of the progress made during this time frame in the Vietnamization process.

Folder #11

War without Fronts - Dimensions of the Vietnam War 1965 - 1972 - This title is the classified Annex to the basic document by T. C. Thayer. Appendix 1 Dimensions of the Military Regions consists of separate reviews for each military region, 64 pp. Appendix II - The War in Cambodia outlines the military situation in that nation 30 pp.

Folder #12

Statistical Tables - SEA - Charts, tables and statistical information about the war in SEA, 1965 - 1971.

Folder #13

NSSM - 1 to NSSM - 36 - Working papers and data concerning input for a proposed progress report on the situation in SEA. Dates of Papers range from May 1969 to April 1975.

Folder #14

Analysis of Vietnamization: Measuring and Explaining Political Influence - An article written by Wm. Prince of Bendix Corp in March of 1973 dealing with the effectiveness of the Vietnamization program.

Folder #15

Analysis of Vietnamization: Refinement of Province Profiles as an Analytical Device - A July 1972 report by the Bendix Corporation updating two previous analytical and statistical reports.

Folder #16

Preliminary Survey of Combat/Combat Related SEA Reports/Files 1961 - 1973 - Empty folder.

Folder #17

RVNAF under Varying Threat Conditions: Implications for a Peoples Army A Bendix Corp. report dated November 1971. This is another of the Vietnamization studies sponsored by the Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Folder #18

Evaluation of the Friendly Operations History Data - Includes both large and small unit activities that resulted in contact with enemy forces during 1968 and the first quarter of 1969; statistical data included.

Folder #19

Advanced Research Project Agency Projects - Correspondence concerning the status of research projects contracted out to this agency (ARPA).

Folder #20

National Security Study Memorandum - Number 1 - Responses of various agencies (CIA, Dept. of State, and US Embassy Saigon) to the basic document SSM number 1.

Folder #21

Guide to SEA Combat Data - Contains preliminary survey of Combat/ Combat related Southeast Asia reports/files, 1961 - 1973; an interim guide to Southeast Asia Combat Data (Rand Corp.).

Folder #22

Negotiations #1 - Reports and Correspondence concerning the Paris peace talks with the VC in 1968.

Folder #23

Negotiations #2 - Continuation of Negotiations described in folder #22.

Folder #24

Strategy #1 - Correspondence, internal memos, and reports concerning US policy and strategy in Vietnam during March to September 1968.

Folder #25

Strategy #2 - Continuation of material in preceding folder.

Folder #26

The Pacification and Civil Dimensions - A review of the pacification process through February 1967.

Folder #27

War (3d Draft) I - An overall compilation of all facets of the War in Vietnam. Supporting documents used in preparation of a comprehensive report of the War by Mr. Thayer. This draft was prepared in July 1974.

Folder #28

War (3d Draft) II A - Additional source material for report (see above).

Folder #29

MACV Briefing of 7 August 1968 - Notebook containing complete briefing of Military Assistance Command Vietnam's evaluation of the current state of affairs in that country. Includes intelligence assessment, pacification progress, RVNAF performance, effectiveness of air operations and similar reports. 116 pp.

Folder #30

Expenditures FY 68 - FY 71 - Statistical breakdown of total US military expenditures (Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps) by item for the fiscal years involved.

Folder #31

Ivan's VN Notebook #1 - A notebook compiled by the acting Assistant Secretary of Defense Ivan Sellin containing information on numerous aspects of the War in SEA.

Folder #32

Ivan's VN Notebook #2 - Additional items similar to those in notebook number 1.

Folder #33

Forces, Enemy and Infiltration - Memorandum for Secretary of Defense dated 14 October 1969 concerning North Vietnamese infiltration into South Vietnam.

Folder #34

Desertions - Chart and statistical analysis of desertions in RVNAF units by month and year from 1971 - 1973.

Folder #35

Vietnamizing the War (NSSM - 36) - A copy of National Security Memoran­dum 36. Related items included. Undated probably January 1972.

Folder #36

Vietnam Assessment - Supporting documentation to a memo issued by' Assistant Secretary of Defense on same subject in May 1969.

Folder #37

Strategy #1 - Situation report in South Vietnam as of February 1968.

Folder #38

Comparative Forces - A summary analysis of military results and initiative in Vietnam. Undated report prepared in October 1967.

Folder #39

RVNAF Training - Report of RVNAF Improvement and Modernization: Performance and Effectiveness dated 4 February 1970.

Folder #40

Air Operations - Memorandum for Secretary of Defense on RVNAF interdiction alternatives undated (probably June 1971).

Folder #41

RVNAF Leadership - Memorandum for President of US on leadership and improvement of South Vietnamese forces signed by Secretary of Defense Laird on 4 September 1971.

Folder #42

Heyman Papers - Copies of documents collected by Dr. Victor K. Heyman, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense. These records relate to the formulation of American policy in Vietnam.

Folder #43

Bombing Halt over Laos and Misc. Staff Papers and Memos - Reports and correspondence concerning the contingencies in Cambodia and the bombing halt in Laos. These are working papers produced in early 1970.

Folder #44

White House - Undated memo concerning Thai involvement in Laos.

Folder #45

Evaluation of Enemy Strength - SEA - Undated memo (early 1971) to Secretary of Defense re: estimates of enemy strength.

Folder #46

Vietnam Luncheon - Report of Luncheon given by the Secretary of Defense on 8 May 1970 in which ambassadors Habib and Bunker exchanged views with the guests on the current situation in Vietnam and the Paris Peace Talks.

Folder #47

Clifford Briefing Papers - Undated memorandum concerning questions raised by Mr. Rostow to General Abrams: The Air War in North Vietnam.

Folder #48

Land War: SEA - Memos concerning the status of land warfare as of 1967.

Folder #49

Laird: Final Trip - Back up documents prepared in connection with the visit of the Secretary of Defense to South Vietnam in late 1971.

Folder #50

Statistical Tables - Statistics by month from Vietnam 1972 - 1974.

Folder #51

III Corps Study - Documentation concerning III Corps Area Activities from 1963 - 1967. Includes historical background report, statistical data, civil government activities and report of military activities in III Corps Area.

Folder #52

VC/NVA Order of Battle - Correspondence relating to the statistical data problem concerning the enemy order of battle.

Folder #53

Chronological File (Mr. Thayer) -A reading file from 30 March 1966 to January 1967. General in nature and content.

Folder #54

Chronological File (Mr. Thayer) - Continuation of file described in folder #53. Dates cover period from 4 January to 22 November 1967.

Folder #55

Chronological File (Mr. Thayer) - Continuation of file described in folder #53. Dates cover period from 30 January to 13 December 1968.

Folder #56

Chronological File (Mr. Thayer) - Continuation of file described in folder #53. Dates cover period from 17 January 1969 to 20 January 1970.

Folder #57

Chronological File (Mr. Thayer) - Continuation of file described in folder #53. Dates cover period 28 January to 18 November 1970.

Folder #58

Chronological File (Mr. Thayer) - Continuation of file described in folder #53. Dates cover period from 5 January to 1 July 1971.

Folder #59

Chronological File (Mr. Thayer) - Continuation of file described in folder #53. Dates cover period from 1 to 30 August 1971.

Folder #60

Chronological File (Mr. Thayer) - Continuation of file described in folder #53. Dates cover period from 22 July (Minus August) to 28 October 1971.

Folder #61

Chronological File (Mr. Thayer) - Continuation of file described in folder #53. Dates cover from 1 November to 30 December 1971.

Folder #62

Chronological File (Mr. Thayer) - Continuation of file described in folder #53. Dates cover period from 25 December 1971 through 23 February 1972.

Folder #63

Chronological File (Mr. Thayer) - Continuation of file described in folder #53. Dates cover period from 15 February to 13 June 1972.

Folder #64

Chronological File (Mr. Thayer) - Continuation of file described in folder #53. Dates cover period from 18 November 1964 to 28 April 1965.

Folder #65

Enemy Activities #1 - Working papers dealing with subject of enemy activities in Vietnam during 1969 and 1970. Casualty estimates, statistics on various types of enemy actions and raw data are included.

Folder #66

Enemy Activities #2 - Same as folder #65. Years 1971-1972 are covered.

Folder #67

Integrated Analyses #1 - Contains systems analysis inputs on all aspects of the war in Vietnam. Data from August 1968 to October 1968.

Folder #68

Integrated Analyses #2 - Continuation of items described in folder #67. Period covered from January 1971 to April 1972.

Folder #69

RVNAF #1 - Contains documents concerning the Republic of Vietnam's Armed Forces.

Folder #70

RVNAF #2 - Continuation of items described in folder #69.

Folder #71

Pacification #1 - Input to Pacification Program in Vietnam. Documents include progress reports, population security studies and evaluation reports for the years 1969 and 1970.

Folder #72

Pacification #2 - Continuation of folder #71. Years 1971 and 1972.

Folder #73

Cambodia #1 - Correspondence memos, speeches, and studies relating to Cambodia. (1970 and 1971).

Folder #74

Cambodia #2 - Same as folder #73. (1972 - 1973).

Folder #75

Laird I - A series of memoranda for the record on meetings with Secretary of Defense Laird concerning the Vietnamization program (November 1969 - July 1970).

Folder #76

Laird II - Same as folder #75 (August 1970 - February 1971).

Folder #77

Laird III - Same as folder #75 (February 1971 - August 1971).

Folder #78

Laird IV - Same as folder #75 (September 1971 - November 1971).

Folder #79

Clifford Briefing Papers - Documents collected as information items for transmission to Secretary of Defense Clark Clifford. Mostly background data on progress of War In Vietnam. Period covered in mid-1968.

Folder #80

White House Correspondence - Memos, directives, information requests and other communications originating from the White House staff concerning the war in Vietnam. With the exception of one document dated 1 May 1967, period covered is the first quarter of 1969.

Folder #81

The Economy of North Vietnam - Articles from publications dealing with the economic situation in North Vietnam.

Folder #82

Kissinger - A series of memos issued by Secretary of State Kissinger to DOD concerning matters of interest to state in the Vietnam situation.

Folder #83

Vietnam War Chronology of Events - January 1969 - April 1972 A series of working papers.

Folder #84

Malay Military Operations - Effect on VC Attitudes - A 12 pp. review of events underlying statistical fluctuations during the Malayan Emergency of 1948 through 1955.

Folder #85

Korea - SEA Comparative Analysis, January 1967 - Statistical breakdown of US forces and chief deployment during the Korean War as compared to the corresponding figures for the War in SEA.

Folder #86

War Indicators - SVN - 1967 Actions - Status reports on progress of war in South Vietnam during 1967.

Folder #87

International Security Affairs (ISA) Items - Messages and reports concerning the security aspects of the situation in South Vietnam.

Folder #88

SVN Internal Security Capabilities - April-May 1969 - A study prepared by the Office of the Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs on the internal security situation in South Vietnam.

Folder #89

Secretary Laird's Trip to Vietnam, 5-10 March 1969 - An alphabetical subject binder containing items of interest to the Secretary that was used as a backup book during his trip.

Folder #90

MACV Info and Reports Working Group - Papers relating to this working group that was established in October 1963 for the purpose of evaluating MACV's reporting systems, working papers and analysis report systems are included.

Folder #91

Clay McMandway (Notebook) - Background and briefing papers on current (June 1971) situation in SEA compiled for use of staff member McMandway of Thayer's staff.

Folder #92

Dr. Selins Trip Report (November 1969) - Report of trip to SEA by Assistant Secretary of Defense. Also related items.

Folder #93

US and FW Ground Operations - Statistical and narrative review of military actions in Vietnam for the period 1967 - 1971.

Folder #94

Land Warfare SEA - 1967 documents dealing with Air and Artillery Strikes in SEA operations.

Folder #95

Westy's 1967 End of Year Report - Message copy of year end review (1967) of General Westmoreland to White House and DOD. 25 pp.

Folder #96

State of the War; September 1967 Assessment - White House and Secretary of Defense documents reviewing status of War (May, August and September 1967).

Folder #97

Rand Corporation Letters and Papers - Documents originated by Rand Corp. concerning input furnished by that organization to DOD.

Folder #98

Measurement of Progress (December 1972) - A report issued by MACV that is a summarization of its activities in the fourth quarter of CY 76. Statistical tables are included (33 pp.).

Folder #99

LAOS - JCS draft of 6 May 1968 military implications of a settlement in South Vietnam.

Folder #100

CORDS (Civil Operations Revolutionary Development Support) Documents concerning a reduction of CORDS personnel in Vietnam.

Folder #101

Evaluation of US Effort in SVN - Statistical working papers and narrative summarization of effectiveness of US effort in South Vietnam as of 28 March 1966.

Folder #102

Corruption - Selected documents that stress the corruption factor in SEA (in general and Vietnam in particular.)

Folder #103

CIA Appraisal - Intelligence estimates of enemy strategy and activity during CY 1970.

Folder #104

Aspects of VC Incidents - Abstract from an RAC research paper on the subject of Viet Cong Initiated Activities from January 1962 through July 1965.

Folder #105

Komer - Letters and Papers - Papers furnished to Mr. Thayer by Robert Komer who was a former US Ambassador to Turkey and a special assistant to President Johnson.

Folder #106

VC/NVA Activity Pattern - Studies and working papers relating to VC operations in Vietnam from 1964 to 1967.

Folder #107

Operational Analysis in Vietnam: IDA Studies - This file consists of working papers in the form of memos from the Institute for Defense Analysis.

Folder #108

Bombing Halt over Laos - Rough drafts and memoranda on the strategic importance of Laos and Cambodia and appropriate actions to be taken in the event that they are in danger of falling into enemy control.

Folder #109

Work Schedule for CY 1968 - Proposed Schedule of activities for Mr. Thayer's operation with schedules set up for each individual in the division.

Folder #110

RAC Papers - Working papers from Research Analysis Corporation that deal with treatment of data concerning Vietnam.

Folder #111

Province Data File - Data such as KIA by month and province in the form of computer print out sheets (CY 1966).

Folder #112

Misc. Raw Data - Appears to be pencil copy of working papers concerning manpower tables of some sort. Undetermined origin.

Folder #113

Effectiveness of Air Operations in Southern Laos - An interagency study evaluating the US bombing campaign in southern Laos. The period covered is from 1965 through 1970 ( 94 pp.).

Folder #114

Vietnamization - Misc. Papers/Memos for Secretary of Defense - Series of memos re.: SEA alphabetically arranged.

Folder #115

VC/NLF Method of Operation - An extract from a Rand Corp. Study on the subject of VC/NLF operations: 78 pp.

Folder #116

A Symposium on Province Operations SEA - Published report of a symposium on Province operations in South Vietnam. Date of symposium 13-17 June 1966. 209 pp.

Folder #117

Cost of War to NVN - A Rand Corp. document (October 1966) evaluating the impact of the US Air Offensive against North Vietnam.

Folder #118

Role of Southern Viet Minh Cadres - A Rand Corporation publication on the Origins of the insurgency in South Vietnam 1954 - 1960, 37 pp.

Folder #119

Comparative Forces - Documents comparing the manpower available as well as other resources for both sides in the war in Vietnam. Statistical working papers included. The period covered is from 1965 - 1972.

Folder #120

Lines of Communication Control - One document relates to communications. The others appear to be raw statistical data forwarded in response to a questionnaire concerning taxation.

Folder #121

Phoenix - Correspondence, reports and other input relating to the Phoenix/Phung Hoang Program designed to eliminate the VC infrastructure in RVN.

Folder #122

Economics - A series of reports containing economic data on the impact of the buildup on economies of Korea and Vietnam from 1966 - 1972.

Folder #123

Enemy Forces and Infiltration - Infiltration reports, memos and working papers 1966 - 1972.

Folder #124

Refugees I - A series of studies prepared by Human Sciences Research Inc.-Refugee Study Project on the refugee populations at various locations in South Vietnam.

Folder #125

Refugees II - An advanced Research Projects Agency study of Refugee Movement and Military Activities. The study notes the relationship between the two.

Folder #126

Land Reform - Documents concerning the land reform policy of 26 March 1970. Includes evaluation of effectiveness.

Folder #127

US Objectives SEA, October 1969 - A policy statement and position paper on US involvement in SEA.

Folder #128

Area Security Paper - Article concerning the principles and practice of Area Security undated circa 1969.

Folder #129

Ithiel de sola Pool Briefings - A series of seven memos discussing various aspects of the War in Vietnam undated circa 1968.

Folder #130

MACEVAL-PTAI Reports - Consists of published studies by the Pacific Technical Analysts, Inc., under the supervision MACV. Topics deal with the systems used in analyzing Combat operations in Vietnam May - July 1969.

Folder #131

Analysis of Vietnamization: Data Abstract, Vol. III July 1973 - Draft final report of Volume III of Data Abstract on Analysis of Vietnamization published by Advanced Research Projects Agency of Bendix Corporation.

Folder #132

RVNAF Leadership - Working papers concerning the effectiveness of leadership in the South Vietnamese Armed Forces as of the summer of 1968.

Folder #133

Regional Forces - Popular Forces - Working papers relating to the value and activities of the regional forces 1967 - 1972.

Folder #134

NSSM #1 - A memorandum for the National Security Council Review Group on the Subject of Vietnam (March 1969).

Folder #135

MACV Pacification Material - Translations of Vietnamese document concerning the Pacification Program.

Folder #136

CIA Response to NSSM #1 - The reaction of the CIA to questions on Vietnam posed in NSSM #1. (Folder #134).

Folder #137

HES Data and Comments on Pacification - Reports, memos, working papers and correspondence on the status of pacification in South Vietnam from 1966 to 1970. Most of the data was furnished by the Hemlet Evaluation System (HES).

Folder #138

Civilian Casualties - Papers relating to the effect of air strikes too close to the population in South Vietnam.

Folder #139

Herbicides - Memos relating to the herbicide operations in Vietnam.

Folder #140

RVNAF Training - Documents relating to training of South Vietnam's armed forces.

Folder #141

Casualties - Friendly and Enemy - Reports and raw data on casualty statistics.

Folder #142

Air Operations - Analysis of air support, effectiveness of various types of air craft, and bombing in Laos.

Folder #143

RVNAF Effectiveness - Talking papers, memos and reports concerning the RVNAF forces effectiveness against the enemy.

Folder #144

RVNAF Leadership - Intelligence estimates concerning the relationship of ARVN leadership to the combat performance of ARVN units. Also estimates of individual ARVN General Officers.

Folder #145

RVNAF Desertions - Memos on this problem in the South Vietnamese forces.

Folder #146

Air and Artillery Support - Reports on troop support by air and artillery units.

Folder #147

Enemy Operations - Reports of enemy activities in South Vietnam.

Folder #148

Cost of War - Review of the program budget for the Vietnam War. FYs 1969-1971.

Folder #149

US & FW Forces - Pacification and redeployment reports 1965 - 1972.

Folder #150

VN Fact Book, 1973-1974 - A series of miscellaneous unrelated documents pertaining to our involvement in Vietnam. The purpose of the fact book is to gather data to be used in gaining congressional support for our aid program to South Vietnam.

Folder #151

Pacification Attitudes Analysis System (PAAS) - Working papers used in preparing the PAAS Survey.

Folder #152

HES Admin Questions - Computer talley matrix sheets in response to questions in the Hamlet Evaluation System (see also folder #137).

Folder #153

Some Vietnamese Communist and Anticommunist View on Bombing Restrictions Rand Corporation study issued in February 1969. 60 pp.

Folder #154

Vietnam Computer Simulation - A Rand Corporation document outlining output to date August 1968.

Folder #155

Chieu Hoi (Open Arms) - A Rand Corporation document Viet Cong Motivation and Morale: the special Case of Chieu Hoi. 164 pp. Working papers on Chieu Hoi subject included in folder. Basic document June 1963 working papers December 1972.

Folder #156

Desertions - Memos on subject of desertions in RVNAF and material on psychology of desertions in general.

Folder #157

Incidents - Statistical data on incidents on VC terrorism in South Vietnam during 1973 and 1974.

Folder #158

Political - Information concerning the internal political situation in South Vietnam during 1971 - 1973. Some 1966 to 1968 material is included.

Folder #159

Appendixes - Summary documents concerning the overall situation in South Vietnam. Also information on war in Cambodia to March 1974.

 

Folder #160

Taking Stock - Documents reviewing accomplishments and unfinished business concerning the war in SEA as of August 1974.

Folder #161

RVNAF Casualties - Statistical documentation concerning casualties inflicted upon the South Vietnamese by the VC and NVA.

Folder #162

Vietnam Fact Book, February 1975 - For description, see Folder #150.

Folder #163

SVN's Internal Security Capabilities - A draft copy of the National Security-Study South Vietnams Internal Security Capabilities prepared by the Office of the Secretary of Defense on 28 March 1969. 88 pp. plus annex.

Folder #164

Printouts - Computer sheets of casualty data in South Vietnam October 1974.

Folder #165

SEA Analysis Report: January - May 1970 - Monthly published reports prepared by The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Systems Analysis) Regional Programs as an unofficial publication for the purpose of updating and disseminating information concerning SEA. Statistical tables, graphs, charts, maps, and narrative summations are used to present the data.

Folder #166

SEA Analysis Reports, June - December 1970 - For description, see Folder #165.

Folder #167

SEA Analysis Reports, January - May 1971 - For description, see Folder #165.

Folder #168

SEA Analysis Reports, August 1971 -January 1972 - For description, see Folder #165.

Folder #169

Statistical Tables, 1966 - 1967 - A series of tables that present historical data on friendly and enemy activities in SEA. Prepared by SEA Programs Division OASD.

Folder #170

Statistical Tables, February 1968 - May 1969 - Similar material to that described in Folder #169.

Folder #171

Bibliography (?) - Listings of source material published about SEA available from the Defense Documentation Center.

Folder #172

Fact Sheets, February 1970 - Background information concerning current (February 1970) State of the War in SEA.

Folder #173

SEA Analysis Report - Comments on 1967 - 1971 - Correspondence and memos concerning the value and reliability of the SEA reports.

Folder #174

SEA Analysis Report - Distribution - Report distribution lists.

Folder #175

Comments on SEA Analysis Report - Notebooks containing reactions favorable and unfavorable to the SEA Analysis Reports from sources who use them in their work. Sample questionnaires also are included 1968 - 1969.

Folder #176

HES Data Book, 1967 - A statistical compilation of the Hamlet Evaluation System data as of December 1967.

Folder #177

Productivity of Major Military Forces in VN - An Institute for Defense Analysis publication, entitled The Productivity of Major Military Forces in Vietnam: A statistical Analysis of Three Years of War. This study sums up data obtained from multiple sources.

Folder #178

Situation in VN (MACV Messages to JCS) - Messages cover period from 1968-1969.

Folder #179

Computer Print Out Sheets - Raw data used as source material in the compilation of the Hamlet Evaluation System and the Pacification reports used by Mr. Thayer's office and described previously in this guide.

 

Part II
Index to Thayer Papers

This index alphabetically lists by folder number the principle topics contained in the 179 folders described in Part I.

 

A

Abrams, General Creighton - 47, 49

Achievements (North Vietnamese) - 81

Agile Project - 19

Agriculture in North Vietnam - 81

Airfield Site Selection - 53

Air Operations in SEA - 26, 29, 42, 94, 107, 108, 113, 142, 166, 169

Air Strikes in Vietnam - 138

Air Support in Vietnam - 130, 146

Air Surveillance - 40

Air War - 27, 47, 85

Allied Resources and Capabilities (July 1965) - 96

Ammunition - 107, 113

Amphur, Nai - 1

Anti-Viet Cong Infrastructure - 115

Anti-Infrastructure Campaign - 89

Artillery Shells (Problems With) - 94

Artillery Strikes - 4

A-Shau - 29

Asia (Communist Successes in) - 84

 

B

B-52 Air Strikes - 29

Bangkok - 1

Base Programs - 12

Battalion Day of Operation in Vietnam - 53

Bates, F. A. - 21

Battle deaths - 50

Benoit, Charles - 23, 59

Benson, J. W. - 21

Black Market - 93

Blaker, Jim - 60

Bombing (Cambodia) - 74

Bombing restrictions - 153

Booby Traps - 48

Briggs Plan - 84

Budget and budget Planning - 2

Buddhists - 28

Bunker, Ellsworth - 20, 49

Bureaucracy in Vietnam - 105

 

C

Cadres (Southern Vietnimh) - 119

Cadres (Viet Cong) - 118

Cambodia - 11, 43, 45, 48, 51, 59, 60, 61, 72, 73, 74, 89, 91, 108, 159

Cam Lo Resettlement Camp - 124

Cao Dai - 51

Carrier, J. M. - 155

Casualties - 93, 164

Casualties, Civilian (RVN) - 135, 138, 147

Casualties, Malaya - 84

Casualty figures - 11, 28

Casualty rates - 53

Ceasefire agreement - 151

Ceasefire Paper (VSSG) - 5, 56, 57, 58

CIA - 20, 49, 103

Chartbook - 9

Chieu Hoi (open Arms) program - 7, 26, 89, 155

Chinese Communists - 23, 56

Chronology of War in Vietnam - 83

Cinpac Redeployment Conference - 12

Civil Operations Revolutionary Development Systems (CORDS) - 19, 100, 105

Civil War (Cambodia) - 74

Civilian advisory group - 57

Clamore (Chinese) mines - 48

Clifford, Clark - 47, 79

Close Air Support - see air support

Cluster Profiles - 10

Cluster Theory - 15

Coalition Government - 153

Coca Cola booby traps - 48

Cochinchina - 27

Colby, William E. - 57, 105

Combat action reports - 11

Combat Pay (RVNAF) - 145

Combat Performance (US/ARVN) - 143

Combat Support - 146

Combat Unit Strength - 115

Combined Action Platoons - 23

Communication (RVN) lines of - 110

Communist Party - 135

Communist Strategy in Vietnam - 23

Communist Suppression Operations - 1

Components Program - 12

Computer Data - 59, 179

Computer Data (Vietnam only) - 110

Computer file development - 56

Computer requirements - 58

Conscription (RVN) - 86

Corps Analysis (Ceasefire) - 5

Cost of War in SEA - 107, 172

Country Programming (NSDM - 112) - 61

Crop destruction by spraying - 139

Cross-border reconnaissance - 36

 

D

Data Base (RVN) - 64

Data Rask Force Report - 1

Defection of Viet Cong to RVN - 7

Defoliation Operations - 29

Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) - 22, 23

Desertions - 87 (Rate of RVNAF) - 34

Development of South Vietnam - 102

Diem Government - 119

 

E

Economic Data (Vietnam) - 122

Economic Situation (South Vietnam) - 8, 89, 96

Economy (North Vietnam) - 81

Elections (South Vietnam) - 51

Ellsberg, Daniel - 102, 105

El Paso II and III Operations - 93

Enemy Activity in South Vietnam - 65, 66, 104, 106

Enemy Losses - 38, 96, 133

Enemy Military operations - 65

Enemy Offensive actions - 66, 68

Enemy operations - 27, 147

Enemy order of battle - 51

Enemy Personnel Losses - 38, 96, 133

Enemy Strategy - 103, 172

Enemy Strength evaluation - 45, 130, 172

Enemy Supply requirements - 113

Exports (RVN) - 122

 

F

Facilities turnover - 114

Fall, Bernard - 102

FANK - see Forces Armée Nationale Kmer

Five Year Development Plan - 3

Force Deployments - 31

Force levels (US) - 35

Force levels (RVNAF) - 39

Forces Armée Nationale Kmer (FANK) - 73

Foreign Aid (US) - 61

Foreign Policy (US) - 82

French Forces (1946-1954) - 27

Fresno Operation - 93

Friendly Defense - 14

Friendly Force Buildup in III Corps - 51

Friendly Offense - 14

Fulbright, J. W. - 1

 

G

General Accounting Office (GAO) - 100

Geneva Accords - 43, 44, 99

Gold and Currency Prices on free market - 29

Goodpaster, LTG Andrew J. - 107

Ground Interdiction (RVNAF) - 61

Ground Operations in Vietnam - 50

Guerrilla Warfare - 10, 15, 17, 20, 64

Gun cruiser deployments to SEA - 114

 

H

Habib, Philip - 46

Haig, BG Alexander - 82

Hamlet Conditions - 51

Hamlet Defense Working Groups - 64

Hamlet Evaluation System (HES) - 71, 90, 163, 176

Hamlet Security - 88, 132, 137, 177

Harassment Activity by Viet Cong - 10

Hastings Operation - 93

Herbicide Operations in Vietnam - 62, 139

Heyman, Dr. Victor K. - 42

Hickory operation - 93

Hill Tribes - 1

Ho Chi Minh - 42, 84

Ho Chi Minh Trail - 108

Hog production (North Vietnam) - 81

Huff, Dr. Lee - 1

Holbrook, Dr. Richard T. - 1

Hue - 29

Hybrid War - 10

 

I

I CTZ - 29

Imports (RVN) - 122

Infiltration (VC) - 33, 87, 104, 123

Inflation as it affects defense planning - 160

Institute for Defense Analysis - 19

Insurgency (Cambodia) - 73

Intelligence reports - 29, 88

Integrated Operations in South Vietnam - 143

Interdiction - 36, 49, 79, 130, 142

Interdiction Capabilities (RVNAF) - 63

Interdiction in SEA - 63

Internation Security Affairs - (ISA)

 

J

Japan - 63

Joint Chiefs of State (JCS) - 20, 52, 56, 70, 172

Joint Strategic Objectives Plan (JSOP) - 12

Johnson, President Lyndon B. - 23, 105

 

K

Kham Duc - 29

Khe Sanh - 23, 29

KIA Rates - 15

KIA Tables - 11

Kissinger, Secretary Henry A. - 4, 32, 82

KMER Forces - See FANK

Kmer Republic - 73

Korea - 85, 122

Korean Army - 70

Korean War - 94

 

L

Labor Force (civilian), North Vietnam - 119

Laird, Secretary Melvin R. - 31, 41, 46, 58, 114

Land mines - 94

Land Reform (RVN,) - 26, 53, 126

Land to the tiller policy - 126

Land Warfare - 4

Laos - 1, 29, 31, 43, 45, 48, 92, 99, 107, 113, 114, 142, 169, 177

Laos (bombing in) - 31

Laos (military assistance to) - 1

Large unit operations in Vietnam - 143

Lesson from the Vietnam War (British Study) - 27

Liberation committees (VC) - 20

Light (ARC) Operations - 107

LOC Giang Village - 51

Local Government (RVN) - 57

Lodge, Henry Cabot - 02

Logistical Guidance - 12

Logistical System (VC) - 64

Long range patrols - 4

Long term development of South Vietnam - 102

Lon Noi - 108

 

M

Main force Warfare - 10

Malaya - 84

Manpower in North Vietnam - 119

Marine Corps (US) - 93

Market Time Operations - 98, 107

Martin Ambassador C. McChessney - 1

Matrix Programs - 2

MeKong Delta - 51

Military Assistance Bill (1974) - 162

Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV) - 42, 86, 90, 98

Military Assistance Command Vietnam Operations Research System (MACVORS) - 19

Military Assistance to RVN - 63, 70, 150

Military Regions in Vietnam - 11, 68

Military Situation in Cambodia - 74

Military Situation in Vietnam - 57, 119

Military Strength RVN by Year - 9

Military Support of Revolutionary Development - 1

MILREP REPORTS - 90

Minckler, R. D. - 21

Mobile Advisory Teams (Vietnam) - 23

Mobile Corrections Group - 135

Mobile Development Units - 1

Money Supply in RVN - 87, 122

Montagnards - 51

 

N

Nation Building efforts (RVN) - 95

National Police (RVN) - 133, 161, 163

National Security Council (RVN) - 22

National Security Study Memorandum - 20

NATO Pact - 61

NGOC Thanh Resettlement Camp - 124

NSDM 112 (Country Programming) - 61

NSSM 36 - 31

NSSM 69 (Status Report) - 63

Nixon, President Richard M. - 82

Nixon Doctrine - 82

 

O

Offensive initiatives - 63

Officer fitness reports - 63

Officer Shortages (RVNAF) - 39

Offshore redeployment - 31

Oil Slick Tactics - 27

Okinawa - 31

Operation Fairfax - 51

Operation Lea (French 1957) - 27

Operation Thor - 29

Order of battle - 4

 

P

Pacification Program - 6, 13, 20, 49, 67, 80, 89, 97, 99, 100, 102, 129, 130, 135, 137, 149, 151, 165, 166

Packard, David E. - 46

Packard Project - 19

Paris Peace Talks - 22, 23, 46, 47, 82, 87, 136, 153

"Parrots Beak" - 51

Pathet Lao - 99

Peace Initiative in Vietnam - 60

Peoples Army (RVN) - 17

Peoples Revolutionary Party - 51, 135

Personnel (US) in South Vietnam - 100

Phnom Penh - 108

Phoenix/Phung Hoang Program - 98, 105, 115, 121, 134, 135, 163

Phung Hoang - see Phoenix

Phung Hoang Overview - 98

Phuoc Tuy Province - 137

Political Action Teams -

Political Settlement (South Vietnam) - 87

Political Situation (South Vietnam) - 89, 95

Politics (RVN) - 57

Popular attitudes - 10

Population Control - 137, 163, 177

Population Control (VC) - 98, 115

Population Factors in Vietnam - 6

Population Security - 26, 28

Poultry Production (North Vietnam) - 81

Presidential elections (RVN) - 57

Price Indices (RVN) - 87

PRIME SYSTEM (Presidential Rural Improvement Evaluation System) - 90

Prisoners of War (POW's) - 46, 50, 165

Program for the Pacification and Long Term Development of South Vietnam (PROVN) - 102

Prosterman Proposal - 32

Provincial Councils - 158

Provincial reconnaissance units - 163

Province Chiefs - 135

PsyWar groups - 135

 

Q

Quang Tri (City) Resettlement Area - 135

 

R

Race relations in Vietnam - 89

Rand Corporation - 1, 23

Ratissage (Franch military term) - 27

Recruitment in RVN - 86

Redeployments (US/SEA) - 61, 149, 172

Refugees - 26, 42, 95, 124, 125

Regional Programs - 57, 60

Republic of Vietnam (RVN) - 87

RVNAF desertions - 172

RVNAF effectiveness of - 86

RVNAF force structure 165

RVNAF leadership - 172

RVNAF Modernization program - 95

RVNAF performance - 79

RVNAF Strength - 98

Reporting systems - 90

Residual forces - 35

Resource allocations - 27

Retail price data (Saigon) - 122

Revolutionary development - 1

Rice - 27, 81, 92, 122

Rice production (North Vietnam) - 81

Rocket fire on South Vietnam Population Centers - 157

Rogers, Secretary William P. - 20

ROK forces - 93

Rostow, Walter - 47

Rural areas (South Vietnam - 89

Rural population - 20, 131

Rural Security - 1

Rural Vietnam - 23

Rusk, Secretary Dean - 23

 

S

Saigon - rice stocks in July 1968 - 29

Saigon - retail price indices - 29

SALT agreements - 160

Sanctuary (Cambodia) - 89

SEA reports - 4, 17, 127

SEA statistical data - 12

Seaborne infiltration by Viet Cong - 95

Search and destroy missions - 4

Security (RVN) - 80, 88, 128

SEER system - 59

Sellin, Ivan - 31, 32

Sensor dectection (RVN) - 93

Sihanouk, Prince - 108

Simmons, K. W. - 21

Small unit operators - 131

Small unit reconnaissance reports - 173

Social/Economic development (RVN) - 14

Southeast Asia - see SEA

South Korea - see ROK

South Korean air defense - 63

South Vietnam - see RVN also 87

Special Review Group (SEA) - 4

Stamp, Sir Josiah (1880-1941) - 27

State Department (US) - 20

Statistics - 131

Strategy - 23

Strategic guidelines - 4, 87

Strategic guidance - 12

Strategy in Cambodia - 74

Strategy of enemy - 129

Strategy in Vietnam - 67

Strength, enemy - 15

Strength, estimates - 91

Strength figures ARVN - 86

Strength ratios - 11

Sukum, Nai Prasong - 1

Support Costs - 2

Suppression Operations in RVN - 10, 87

 

T

Teche d'huile - see Oil Slick

Tanter Vietnamization Balance (TVB) - 17

Taxation - 120

Taylor, General Maxwell D. - 1

Tay Ninh - 51

Territorial Forces - 133, 143, 163

Terrorism (directed at RVN by Viet Cong) - 4, 10, 87, 147, 157, 161, 163, 166

TET Offensive - 87, 137, 143, 161

Thailand - 1, 19, 32, 44, 64, 80, 92, 149

Thailand - Hill Tribes Study of - 1

Thailand - Research concerning - 1

Thailand - redeployment planning - 32

Thieu, President - 49, 126

Thompson, Sir Robert - 57, 58, 68, 114

Thomson, C. A. H. - 155

III Corps - 51

Training (RVNAF) - 140

Transportation - 29

Trip to SEA by Admiral Moorer - 57

Truck imports (RVN) - 122

Truck Observations by air - 29

Tucker, Assistant Secretary Gardiner L. - 57

 

U

U.S. advisors in South Vietnam - 70

U.S. policy in Vietnam - 96

Universities in South Vietnam - 61

 

V

VSSG (Vietnam Special Studies Group) - 5

Vance, Cyrus R.

Viet Cong (Vietnamese Communists) - 7, 10, 20, 31, 51, 56, 64, 80, 90, 104, 110, 115, 121, 124, 125, 129, 130, 134, 153, 155, 157, 162, 177

Viet Cong Logistical System - 64

Viet Cong Cadres - 115

Viet Cong Order of battle - 56

Viet Cong penetration of RVN - 20, 121

Vietnam Factbook - 150

Vietnam policy - 80

Vietnam reporting Systems - 58

Vietnam Special Studies Group - See VSSG

Vietnam War Chronology - 83

Vietnamese military academy - 29

Vietnamese navy - 98

Vietnamization program - 4, 14, 15, 32, 59, 67-69, 100, 121, 130

Village Chiefs, Councils of (RVN) - 129

Village liaison teams - 128

Vinh Diem Resettlement Area 124

Vinh Thanh Resettlement Area 124

"Ving window" - 45

 

W

War Crimes in Vietnam - 105

Warsaw Pact - 61

War Zones C and D - 51

Washington Post - 87

Water Buffalo (North Vietnam) - 81

West, F. J., Jr. - 23

Westmoreland, General William C. - 27, 95, 107

Wheeler, General Earle G. - 31

White House - 44

Winding Down the War - speech by Secretary Laird (27 January 1971) - 58

Withdrawel by U.S. from SEA - 127

Withdrawel by US from Vietnam - 91

World Event Interaction Survey - 63

 

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