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CIA Newspaper Back Patch PHOENIX ASSASSINATION PROGRAM Vietnam War B. 342


CIA Newspaper Back Patch PHOENIX ASSASSINATION PROGRAM Vietnam War B. 342
CIA Newspaper Back Patch PHOENIX ASSASSINATION PROGRAM Vietnam War B. 342

CIA Newspaper Back Patch PHOENIX ASSASSINATION PROGRAM Vietnam War B. 342   CIA Newspaper Back Patch PHOENIX ASSASSINATION PROGRAM Vietnam War B. 342

ICE-X and the Phoenix Program - Original Patch - Newspaper Backed. CIA ASSASSINATION PROGRAM - BLACK OPS. Original Vietnam War Patch - (Phung Hoang - Phoenix Ops). Very Rare CIA Patch - Measures - 4 inches in diameter (10 cms).

VNBP - (Viet Nam Backing Paper) - VNBP - Vietnam War, in-country made - Tailor, period Vietnamese backing paper to rear. VNBP relates to the backing paper used by Vietnam War, in-country tailors making patches for US Military Units. Used across a variety or patches it almost always represents the highest quality tailor made patches. Varying languages were used, Vietnamese, English and French. VNBP patches are among the rarest and most collectable of patches. Operation Phoenix - (The Phoenix Program). Operation Phoenix became official in 1968 however existed for years before that - Operation Phoenix was instigated by the CIA with an aim to,' destabalize, neutralize, capture and kill' members of an organization the CIA called the VCI (Viet Cong Infrastructure) - The program was designed to disrupt any civilian activity that supported the VC south of the DMZ - this included people that supplied guides, foods, storage dumps, people who helped with conscription to the VC. The Central Intelligence Agency turned the Operation over to the US Army and the ARVN in 1968 and continued to operate until 1972. Not many of these patches were made - the patches was assigned to US and RVN soldiers working on Operation Phoenix.

Also called the Phoenix Program. ICEX was the CIA Operated Pacificiation Program, forerunner of the Phoenix Program. The operation ran from as early as 1961.

Was organized and operated by CIA operatives out of the Saigon station, in conjunction with South Vietnam Intelligence Operatives and Indigenous Mercenaries. Only officially named in 1967, ICEX was in actuality operating from as early as 1961. Run by the CIA the later Phoenix Program (Operation Phoenix / Phoenix Assassination Program) was to borrow most of it's ideas from this unit.

In many cases, post 1966, ICEX operated in conjunction with the Phoenix Program although it remained a separate, CIA run entity that sat with MACV-SOG For convenience. ICEX was considerably more aggressive than the Phoenix Program. ICEX and The Phoenix Program - Comparison.

Phoenix Program responsible for the Neutralizing of some 30,000 Suspected Enemy. Phoenix Program responsible for the arrest of some 50,000 Suspected enemy. These figures are conservative, it is unlikely that the Phoenix Program touched only 80,000 suspects in total (in fact some numbers put the assassination rate of the Phoenix Program at over 100,000 alone). Of the 80,000 suspects suggested, 37% of suspects were neutralized. ICEX responsible for Neutralizing of at least 11,000 enemy.

ICEX responsible for minimal arrests, certainly less than 600. Again these numbers are conservative however probably closer to the mark. ICEX was known for targeting it's prey in a much clearer way than the Phoenix Program. Of the 11,600 suspects dealt with under the ICEX Program, 95% were neutralized. Command Control, North, South, Central, MACV, Special Forces, SOG, Special Op's, Special Operations Group, 5 th Special Forces, Army Security Agency, Military Intelligence, Psy-Ops, US Army, De Oppresso Liber, Airborne, 1 st Special Forces, CIDG, Mike Force, Mobile Guerrilla Force, Mobile Strike Force, Operations Detachment, Provincial Recon Unit, Recon Teams, RT, USMC, United States Marine Corps, Vietnam War, WWII, WWI, French Indochine War, French Foreign Legion, Legion Etrange, Project Omega, Recondo School, Rapid Fire, Project Delta, Special Missions Advisory Force, Project Gamma, Project Sigma, Indigenous Troops, MACV-SOG, CCC, CCS, CCN, USARV, SMAG, TAG, Field Training Command, Recon Team Leader, US Navy, Air Force, AATTV, Long Tan, Nui Dat, AAFV, ATF, New Zealand V Force, Big Red One, 1st Infantry Division, 1st Cavalry Division, Tropic Lightning, 25th Infantry Division, Subdued, Patch, Patches, Uniform, Helmet, Flash, Beret, Arc, Tab, 101 st Airborne Division, 82nd Airborne, 173rd Airborne, Combat, Militaria, Medal, Badge, Map, 199th Infantry Brigade, Old Ironsides, 5th Infantry Division, MAAG, USARPAC, XXIV Corps, 23rd Infantry Division, Americal, 38th Infantry Division, Black Op's, Clandestine, Non-Conventional Warfare, 11th Infantry Brigade, 11th Armored, 196th, 1st Aviation, 18th Engineers, Medic, Medical, Viet Cong, VC, Viet Minh, Dien Bien Phu, Saigon, Tiger Force Rangers, Ranger, Logistical Command, Khe Sanh, POW, RVN, ARVN, South Vietnam, North Vietnam, NVA, Hanoi, Siagon, Phan Rang, LLDB, Bright Light, Free World Forces, Company, Platoon, Patrol, Long Range, Special Forces, ARVN, Green Berets, Elite, Recon, Reconnaissance, CCN, CCC, CCS, MACV SOG, SOA, Paratrooper, Parachutist, Vietnam War, Special Operations, Military, Tiger, Ranger, Route, Team, VC, NVA, Viet Cong, Command.
CIA Newspaper Back Patch PHOENIX ASSASSINATION PROGRAM Vietnam War B. 342   CIA Newspaper Back Patch PHOENIX ASSASSINATION PROGRAM Vietnam War B. 342