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Local Heroes

December 20, 2004
By Andrew Borene

"I think that there is no greater gift than for a man
to be willing to risk his life for the freedom of strangers."


Op-Ed Contributor: Local Heroes

December 20, 2004
By ANDREW BORENE

Minneapolis - IF the Pentagon hopes to start bringing American troops home from Iraq while also increasing security there, it will have to find a way to do more with less. One approach could be expanding the Marine Corps combined-action program, an initiative that was successful in Vietnam and has shown early promise in Iraq.

The concept behind the program is that if American and foreign troops operate together, each will gain knowledge from the other as to the best way to counter an insurgency. In Vietnam, platoons were created that combined marines and Vietnamese militia members. The Americans were handpicked, chosen because they had shown particular respect for the local culture. They were expected to live in the villages they were assigned to defend, striving to "work themselves out of a job" by training their Vietnamese counterparts in police work and security operations.

The most striking success of the program was a rapid increase in actionable intelligence. Living in Vietnamese hamlets for months, the marines got a chance to get to know the locals, who in general had kept a careful neutrality in the war. This helped to humanize the American presence and reduced the passive support many civilians had been giving to Vietcong guerrillas. For many, their respect for (or fear of) the communist guerrillas waned, and they broke their silence about intelligence leads.

In the long run, it was one of the few efforts that managed to win some "hearts and minds" in Vietnam. Unfortunately, the top brass lost interest in the program in the early 1970's and, well, the rest is history.

Last year, under the leadership of Gen. James Mattis, members of the First Marine Division in western Iraq began adapting the program to aid poorly trained Iraqi National Guard and police forces. Although it is too soon to declare success, reports from the military and the news media suggest that Iraqis in the combined-action program perform better in combat, have higher morale and are considerably more reliable than their regular Iraqi military counterparts.

Expanding the program would be best accomplished by teaming coalition troops with Iraqi security troops, or even paramilitary groups as in Vietnam, and placing them in cities along the main supply routes. This would significantly bolster the coalition's ability to gauge popular sentiment and gather intelligence leads on the pursuit of enemy leaders. It would also reduce the high profile of the coalition forces.

While the situations in Vietnam and Iraq are not identical, when it comes to battling insurgents it is always vital to erase their advantages in popular support and local knowledge. A few good marines learned how to do that during Vietnam; perhaps trying it again in Iraq can bring about a different ending.

Andrew Borene, a law student at the University of Minnesota, was a first lieutenant with the Marine Expeditionary Force in Iraq. He is an adviser to Operation Truth, a veterans' advocacy group.

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This is good news!   What we did in Vietnam is working in Iraq!
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2004 8:22 PM
Subject: CAP Successes In Iraq

This just in from Tim Duffie

Gentlemen,

I just posted three reports to the CAP Web Site...all linked from the "Updates Page". The reports came from LtCol. Phil Skuta, CO 2/7, and they report on the activities of USMC CAP Unit 2/7 in Iraq.

For those who don't know LtCol. Skuta, he contacted me a little over a year ago asking for advice on setting up CAP Units in Iraq. I keyed him onto three or four of our CAP Commanders...and a few lowly Corporals.....

He was kind enough to copy me on some reports...with permission to post them as I saw fit. Since I can no longer send out group mailings in excess of 200 addresses, if each of you will contact the Marines you have on your e-mail lists, we should get the word out to most of those who do not check the web site periodically.

This is good news!   What we did in Vietnam is working in Iraq!

http://capmarine.com/cap/CAP%20Iraq/2_7%20CAP%20May_Sep%2020041.htm

http://capmarine.com/cap/CAP%20Iraq/2_7%20ISF%20Training%20Article.htm

http://capmarine.com/cap/CAP%20Iraq/Introduction%20to%202_7%20CAP%20Actions%20in%20Iraq.htm

Tim Duffie

Webmaster: CAP Web Site

USMC, Vietnam, 1966-67

USMC CAP Web Site: http://capmarine.com

Personal Site: http://capmarine.com/personal/

My Return To Vietnam: http://capmarine.com/capvet/return96/preface/preface.htm

Semper Fi,
Rick "Doc" Groulx
   
Vietnam 1968-69
1st, 3rd Bridge & B Companies 7th Engineer Bn. 1st MARDIV
& CAP 1-2-7 III MAF
groulx@easystreet.com

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PLEASE  PRESS  THE  NEXT  LINK  TO  LEARN  ABOUT  A  MASSACRE  THAT  THE  AMERICAN  NEWS  MEDIA  DID  NOT  COVER.

PLEASE PRESS THE PICTURE FOR A LARGER PICTURE

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WHAT DID JANE FONDA REALLY DO (In Short)
 
 
JANE FONDA AND JOHN KERRY WORKING FOR AMERICA'S ENEMY TOGETHER
 
 
A MESSAGE FROM JANE FONDA ABOUT HER VIETNAM TRIP
 
 
I might be pissing in the wind, but I have to do something...   Please press the link:   

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A  "PRO SE"   PTSD  VIETNAM  VET  WINS  A  LEGAL  MALPRACTICE  CASE  AGAINST  A  VICE-CHAIRMAN  OF  ATTORNEY  ETHICS.
 

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A  PIECE  OF  FORGOTTEN  AMERICAN  HISTORY
 
THE  BATTLE  OF  MINISINK..
 
 HOSPITAL  ROCK
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   Please press the link to learn the details.
 
 

 
 
NEWSWEEK    SCORES  A  BIG  ONE  FOR  THE  TERRORISTS

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"There is... a deep anti-military bias in the media.  One that begins from the premise that the military must be lying, and that American projection of power around the world must be wrong.   I think that that is a hangover from Vietnam, and I think it's very dangerous."
-- Terry Moran, Chief ABC White House Correspondent,    
http://www.hughhewitt.com/
 
 
 
 

 
PLEASE  PRESS  THE  BELOW  LINK  TO  VISIT  OUR  NEWSWEEK  POLL  AND  ADD  YOUR  COMMENTS.
 
 
 

 
 
"In 1982, the public perception of a Vietnam vet was Sylvester Stallone's film character RAMBO, a mentally disturbed and thoroughly fictionalized ex-soldier."
 
 
VETS  WHO  MADE  A  DIFFERENCE
 
 
 
AGENT  ORANGE  IMPORTANT  INFORMATION
 
 

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ALL  VIETNAM  VETERANS  ARE  ELIGIBLE  FOR  AGENT  ORANGE  EXAMS.
PLEASE  PASS  THIS  IMPORTANT  INFORMATION  TO  ALL  VIETNAM  VETERANS,  WHO  YOU  KNOW.

 
 
COMBINED  ACTION  PROGRAM  (CAP)
 
PLEASE  PRESS  THE  BELOW  LIFE  MAGAZINE  COVER  TO  LEARN  ABOUT  THE  VIETNAM  UNIT  THAT  HAD  THE  NICKNAME  "THE  PEACE  CORPS  VOLUNTEERS  WITH  RIFLES."

PLEASE PRESS THE BELOW ARTICLE TO READ
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SURRENDER  WAS  NEVER  AN  OPTION
The Vietnam War Experiences of a Proud Vietnam Vet.
 

 
PLEASE  PRESS  HERE  TO  LEARN  A  LIST  OF  AMERICAN  CELEBRITIES,  WHO  REALLY  DO  CARE  ABOUT  AMERICA'S  VETERANS  AND  CURRENT  MILITARY

 
PLEASE  PRESS  THE  LINK   TO  LEARN  ABOUT  THE  DUC  DUC   RESETTLEMENT  VILLAGE  MASSACRE
 
 

 
A  MUST  READ  BY  ALL  PATRIOTIC  AMERICANS
 

 

The poem listed on the below website is the  "Dear Vietnam Veteran"  Letter.

International War Veterans' Poetry Archives

 

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JACK CUNNINGHAM

United States Marine Corps
Phu Da, Vietnam
1970 - 1971

Jack Cunningham: Dear Vietnam Veteran


Visit Jack's website,
"Surrender Was Not an Option"
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
THIS   IS   HAPPENING   ACROSS   AMERICA
 
 

 
FOR  THOSE  OF  YOU  WHO  BELIEVE  THAT  JANE FONDA  IS  A  NATIONAL  HERO,  AND  FOR  THOSE  OF  YOU  WHO DON'T  BELIEVE  SHE  IS,  PLEASE  PRESS  THE  BELOW  LINK:

 
 

 
 

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Check out the Viet-Myths website.  We're another group working on trying to get the truth out on the Vietnam War. 
            Regards,
           Mike Benge,
     Former VN POW '68-73
 
 

Examining the Myths of the Vietnam War

A Conference,
under the auspices of The RADIX Foundation,
which took place at Simmons College,
300 The Fenway, Boston MA, 26-29 July 2004


"The Vietnam War was mis-reported by the Media, mis-recorded by the Historians, mis-taught in our schools and mis-applied in addressing policy decisions.
MMMM should replace UUUU as our recognition symbol."
 

Stephen Sherman

http://www.viet-myths.net/OSession01.htm

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In the long run, understanding communications is all up to personal interpretation.  Everyone has different emotional filters based on their life experiences. 

 

TERRI SCHINDLER:   REMEMBER THE KAREN ANN QUINLAN STORY IN 1975

Learn what Karen Ann Quinlan's parents did in her name.   Maybe, something similar could happen in Terri Schindler's name.   (Or you can donate in Terri Schindler's name directly to the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice.)
 
 

 

 
THE  BELOW  ARTICLES  COME  FROM  THE  BOOK
DIRTY  LITTLE  SECRETS  OF  THE  VIETNAM  WAR
 
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----- Original Message -----
From: Tom Spanne

Well, Folks:
 
Jane Fonda has done a mea culpa for sitting on an NVA Triple A gun.  A gun responsible for downing many a US Airman over North Vietnam during that year of 1972.
 
Now Jane is "So sorry," but why?  BECAUSE JANE FONDA IS SELLING A BOOK.  And Leslie Stahl and the rest of the 60 Minutes (CBS) turncoats are helping her facilitate the whole snow job.
 
I thought this was the "Flower Generation."  These were the rabid anti-capitalists, who have now sold out like the rest of their ilk for the almighty buck.
 
Well Jane, on behalf of all Vietnam Veterans  (living and dead) TAKE YOUR MANUSCRIPT, PUT A NICE BORDER ON IT, PUT IT ON A ROLL AND PUT IT WHERE IT BELONGS:  NEXT TO THE CRAPPER!
 
Tom Spanne 2/9/3 Company Corpsman
U.S. Marines 9th MAB

 

Years ago, Jane Fonda stood up for her beliefs in the name and honor of communism.

Now, Jane Fonda is pushing her capitalistic beliefs.   She wants to make money with her new book and new movie. 

Things change...

Years ago, DISNEY made it big on good, moral, honorable, American family stories.  It's when DISNEY changed their format that the Corporation started having problems.

Wal-Mart made it big;  because they advertised everything sold in the store was American-Made.

Boy, how things change!!

    Jack   http://www.CapVeterans.com 

 

 
It wasn't Jane's fault.   It was because her former husbands made her do it.
(SHE  MUST  BE  TRYING  TO  MAKE  A  COMEBACK.
SHE THINKS AMERICANS ARE STUPID...)
 
 

 
 

 
WHAT HAPPENED IN VIETNAM  ON  MARCH  29, 1971   THIRTY-FOUR  YEARS AGO
 

PLEASE  PRESS  THE  DOCTOR  DONOHUE  ARTICLE  TO  LEARN  MORE  ABOUT  POST  TRAUMATIC  STRESS  DISORDER  (PTSD).

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Help Democracy grow in Iraq.  Be part of the solution...
             Jack_Cunningham

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"A true friend is someone who thinks you are a good egg   

even though he knows 

       you are slightly cracked." 

 
Adopt  An  American  Veteran
 

 
It's time that American Democrat Leaders got behind a solution and pushed it forward, instead of their DOOM and GLOOM forecasts.  John Kerry is still the Democrats top forecaster.  Does any Democrats think the Iraq Election was a major step forward...   Or are all Democrat politicians afraid of John Kerry, Ted Kennedy and their soon to be elected leader, Howard Dean? 
    There must to be some Democrat Politicians, who are NOT afraid of their Far-Left Leadership...?
      Jack
 
Rice: Iraqi Voting Exceeds Expectations
2 minutes ago
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By ANNE GEARAN, AP Diplomatic Writer

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (news - web sites) said the Iraqi elections went "better than expected" Sunday, despite incomplete reports about the extent of voter turnout in areas plagued by intimidation and violence.

 
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She also called insurgents "terrible thugs" who will not succeed in stopping voting and the progress of democracy in Iraq (news - web sites).

"Every indication is that the election in Iraq is going better than expected," Rice said on ABC's "This Week."

But Sen. John Kerry (news - web sites), D-Mass., sounded a note of caution in an interview on NBC's "Meet The Press."

"It is hard to say that something is legitimate when whole portions of the country can't vote and doesn't vote," Kerry said.

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STOP  TERRORISM  AT  ITS  VILLAGE  SOURCE.  Support the Marine Corps' Combined Action Program (CAP) and the other Military Branches' Civil Action Programs in Iraq. 

What CAP did in Vietnam is again working in Iraq!    http://home.earthlink.net/~american_families/id5.html 

OFFICIAL  CAP MARINE  Website 
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Pictures  From  A  Marine Corps'  CAP Villlage. http://home.earthlink.net/~vietnamwar

Americans did it before...   This is not about politics.

Former CAP Marine Tim Duffie  tduffie@cinci.rr.com  is in contact with Marine Officers of CAP in Iraq.   What CAP did in Vietnam is again working in Iraq!    http://home.earthlink.net/~american_families/id5.html      Lets help the Iraqi People directly.   Please learn how you can help the Iraqi People in these CAP Villages.   Get involved.   Let the Iraqi People learn the truth of the kindness of the American People.
       If the interest to help is there, maybe something can be started with the right people helping out!    During the Vietnam War, packages of needed goods were sent directly through the U.S. Mail to CAP Marines.   The U.S. Navy Corpsmen could always use some family medical supplies to pass around.  However, because of the War on Terrorism and packages, there might be rules in place now.  
      Sometimes, these villages needed schools.  The CAP Marines and Navy Seabees did the work for free.   However, cost of supplies to build and run the school were donated by CAP Marines' families, friends, former schoolmates, fellow-Church members, etc.   I heard of one CAP Navy Corpsman, who paid for one school himself.
       During the Vietnam War, few Americans ever heard of CAP Villages.  
 
TO  KEEP  A  VILLAGE  FREE  LIFE Magazine  http://home.earthlink.net/~life_magazine_67
 
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The United States Military taught us many things,
but never taught us how to give-up and quit.

 

 

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