All were well schooled in the details of pacification
programs and field operations, and in Vietnamese history, culture and politics.
Devastated by the Qing conquest, Sichuan remained an underfunded backwater until it was deemed strategically important for Qing sovereignty over Tibet and the pacification
of the newly conquered northwest, known as Xinjiang.
There are people living (here) among cockroaches, urinating and defecating in a can," Lima told AFP, adding that for this reason "the pacification
must have these people as a priority.
Instead, in this account, Westmoreland missed an opportunity to reconsider his misguided strategy by shelving the 1966 report titled, "A Program for the Pacification
and Long-Term Development of South Vietnam" (PROVN).
That would make more difficult the process of Soviet pacification
of Afghanistan, and would make that process take much longer than it otherwise would; and the existence of a guerilla movement in Afghanistan would be the focus of Islamic resistance, which we should be wanting to continue.
Asked to comment on US policy towards Iran, Zebari said: "It is heading towards pacification
, rather than an escalation or a complication of the situation and relations [with Iran].
Moreover, rather than an across-the-board reversal of social pacification
, that rise has been narrowly concentrated among younger and poorer urban males and partly driven by organized crime, especially the global trade in illegal drugs (207-08).
And General Abrams was fully aware, along with his commanders and staff, that it was American air-delivered firepower that underwrote pacification
programs and the ongoing Vietnamization of the war.
Angelov says that Brussels has eyes for the Balkans only in times of war and is not in situation to keep the situation under control because with wrong assessment, it does not support a unique course for pacification
of this region on a long term basis.
Instead of fully having the situation under control because with wrong assessment, it does not support a unique course for pacification
of this region on a long term basis," stated Angelov.
Through the pacification
of a handful of provinces, and, if so, which ones?
During this period, he lobbied vigorously for Lansdale's return to Vietnam, but opposition from Defense Secretary McNamara and others prevented this until 1965, when Lodge, at the beginning of his second tour as ambassador, brought him back as his special assistant for pacification