Colonel Carl Bernard served in World War II, Korea, Laos and Vietnam. He discusses the role of South Vietnam's regional forces in protecting villages against the Viet Cong and the difference between these local platoons and the larger Army of the Republic of Vietnam. He comments on the efficacy of the Phoenix Program in converting Viet Cong, and describes the conflicting objectives between the South Vietnamese and the Americans. Finally, he discusses his work in Laos in the early 1960s.
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