The Military Role of Asian Ethnic Minorities in the Second Indochina War, 1959-1975

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dc.contributor.advisor Steeds, David
dc.contributor.author Turkoly-Joczik, Robert Louis
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-30T08:47:37Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-30T08:47:37Z
dc.date.issued 1986-05
dc.identifier.citation Turkoly-Joczik, R. L. (1986) The Military Role of Asian Ethnic Minorities in the Second Indochina War, 1959-1975. PhD Thesis, Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/4617
dc.description.abstract This dissertation is a historical study of the origin, growth, and employment of United States-South Vietnamese sponsored ethnic minority paramilitary forces. The focus of the study will show how and why the ethnic minority paramilitary unit, known as the Civilian Irregular Defense Group, evolved from a simple village self-defence force into a highly mobile strike force capable of fighting in any of Vietnam's battle zones. Chapter I describes the origins of and basis for United States military involvement with Indochina's ethnic minorities. Chapter II discusses the origin, organization and doctrine of the U. S. Army's Special Forces, the American military establishment's agent for dealing with South Vietnam's ethnic minorities. Chapter III traces the development of the Civilian Irregular Defense Group from its beginning in the Central Highlands, to its roles in the Border Surveillance Program and the Mobile Strike Force. Chapters IV and V specifically focus on the Montagnard, Khmer Krom and Nung ethnic minority groups, and how each became involved with the Civilian Irregular Defense Group. The chapters also cite and analyse several battle actions that were conducted by the ethnic minority paramilitary forces. Chapter VI discusses the role of the ethnic minorities in cross-border military operations in Laos and Cambodia, and the termination of the Civilian Irregular Defense Group. The chapter also discusses the fall of the Central Highlands, and the alleged role of the Montagnards in its conquest. Chapter VII provides an analysis of the various military roles of the ethnic minorities in the Second Indochina War. en
dc.description.sponsorship Overseas Research Award en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Aberystwyth University en
dc.title The Military Role of Asian Ethnic Minorities in the Second Indochina War, 1959-1975 en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype doctoral thesis en


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