CORDS (Civil Operations and Rural Development Support) was a pacification program of the governments of South Vietnam and the United States during the Vietnam War. The program was created on 9 May 1967, and included military and civilian components of both governments. The objective of CORDS was to gain support for the government of South Vietnam from its rural population which was largely under the influence or controlled by the insurgent communist forces of the Viet Cong (VC) and the North Vietnamese People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN).

The US ARMY (at least it seems they were heavily involved in oversight) and COORDS jumped into Pacification with both feet in July 1967. Ambassador Kohmer was the big cheese on the project. This program (Revolutionary Development) had been started in late 66, but got off to slow start. This snippet is from the 11th report on the subject, complete with massive statistic hamlet evaluations, from Kohmer to III MAF, and a list of other high ranking commands.

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