Accession Number : ADA586303


Title :   Project CHECO Southeast Asia Report. The Role of the USAF In Support of Special Activities in SEA


Corporate Author : PACIFIC AIR FORCES HICKAM AFB HI CHECO DIV


Personal Author(s) : Abbey, Tom G


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA586303


Report Date : 01 Jul 1976


Pagination or Media Count : 155


Abstract : This report surveys the role of the United States Air Force in support of special activities in Southeast Asia. The term, special activities, refers to unconventional warfare operations of the United States of a covert and clandestine nature, permitting plausible denial of US sponsorship. This study emphasizes the USAF support rendered to the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, Studies and Observations Group (MACVSOG, MACSOG, or SOG), which was the principal US agency for the conduct of unconventional warfare against the North Vietnamese from 1964 to 1972. Unilateral covert and clandestine programs of individual Service components and Controlled American Sources (CAS- overseas elements of the Central Intelligence Agency) are described only to the extent that such programs directly affected MACSOG programs or to lend continuity to the history of US unconventional warfare actions in Southeast Asia. The purpose of this Project CHECO Report is to depict achievements and problems of US unconventional warfare operations in SEA with a focus on aspects of USAF air support. This report hopefully will aid military planners - of both conventional and unconventional operations in the future application of covert and clandestine actions in times and arenas of interest to the United States Government.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE OPERATIONS , *SOUTHEAST ASIA , *UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE , AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE , AIR STRIKES , AIRLIFT OPERATIONS , COVERT OPERATIONS , FIXED WING AIRCRAFT , LESSONS LEARNED , MILITARY ASSISTANCE , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , MILITARY HISTORY , PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE , ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT , SOUTH VIETNAM , VIETNAM WAR


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE