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Rare PSY OP's LEAFLET CHIEU HOI VC SAFE CONDUCT PASS Vietnam War C. 50


Rare PSY OP's LEAFLET CHIEU HOI VC SAFE CONDUCT PASS Vietnam War C. 50
Rare PSY OP's LEAFLET CHIEU HOI VC SAFE CONDUCT PASS Vietnam War C. 50
Rare PSY OP's LEAFLET CHIEU HOI VC SAFE CONDUCT PASS Vietnam War C. 50
Rare PSY OP's LEAFLET CHIEU HOI VC SAFE CONDUCT PASS Vietnam War C. 50

Rare PSY OP's LEAFLET CHIEU HOI VC SAFE CONDUCT PASS Vietnam War C. 50   Rare PSY OP's LEAFLET CHIEU HOI VC SAFE CONDUCT PASS Vietnam War C. 50
Very Rare - 1960's Psy Ops Leaflet. Measures - 6 x 3 inches (15 x 7.5 cms). Leaflet as Shown - Excellent Condition - 1960's. Flutter and Scatter - Air Drop - Artillery Shelled.

Psy Ops Leaflet - Hearts and Minds - Phoenix Program. Chieu Hoi - Open Arms - Kit Carson Scouts.

I program (also spelled "chu hoi" or "chu-hoi" in English) loosely translated as "Open Arms" was an initiative by MACV-SOG and the ARVN to encourage defection by the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) and Viet Cong (VC) and their supporters to the side of the government during the Vietnam War. 101,511 PAVN/VC defected under the program but one analyst speculates that less than 25% of those were genuine. Defection was urged by means of a propaganda campaign, usually leaflets delivered by artillery shell or dropped over enemy-controlled areas by aircraft, or messages broadcast over areas of South Vietnam. A number of incentives were offered to those who chose to cooperate, along with psychological warfare to break enemy morale.

By 1967, approximately 75,000 defections had been recorded, but analysts speculate that less than 25% of those were genuine. The program had some difficulty catching on, due in part to culture gap and errors, such as misspellings and unintentionally offensive statements and worsened by communist reprisals against defectors and their families. To make matters worse, as testified by Sergeant Scott Camil during the 1971 Winter Soldier Investigation, the passes were sometimes ignored by U.

Forces, and their holders shot while surrendering. Overall, however, the Chieu Hoi program was considered successful. Those who surrendered were known as "Hoi Chanh" and were often integrated into allied units as Kit Carson Scouts, operating in the same area where they had defected. The program was relatively inexpensive, and removed over 100,000 combatants from the field (assuming the accuracy of the numbers recorded and the sincerity of the defections). 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.

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