CAP-Combined Action Platoon.
Cap t-Cap tai n.
CAS-Close Air Support.
CBU-Cluster Bomb Unit.
CCP-Combined Campaign Plan.
CH^i6-Boeing Vercol Sea Knight, a twin-engine, tandem-rotor transport helicopter, designed to carry a four-man crew and 17 combat-loaded troops.
CH-53-Sikorsky Sea Stalhon, a single-rotor, heavy transport helicopter powered by two shaft-turbine engines with an average payload of 12,800 pounds. Carries crew of three and 38 combat-loaded troops.
CH-54-Sikorsky Sky Crane, U.S. Army, two-engine, single-rotor, heavy transport helicopter with three-man crew and useful payload of 22,890 pounds.
Chieu Hoi-The South Vietnamese amnesty program designed to attract Communist troops and cadre to defect to the government cause.
CICV-Combined Intelligence Center, Vietnam.
CID-Criminal Investigative Division.
CIDG-Civilian Irregular Defense Group, South Vietnamese paramilitary force, composed largely of Montagnards and advised by the U.S. Army Special Forces.
CinCPac-Commander in Chief, Pacific.
CinCPacFlt-Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet.
CIT-Counter Intelligence Team.
Class (I-V)-Categories of military supplies, e.g.. Class I, rations;
Class II, Uniforms and other individual items; Class III, POL;
Class IV, Construction materials; Class V, Ammunition.
Claymore-A U.S. directional antipersonnel mine.
CMC-Commandant of the Marine Corps.
CMH-Center of Military History, Department of the Army.
CNO-Chief of Naval Operations.
COB-Combat Operations Base.
COC-Combat Operations Center.
CoFraM-Controlled Fragmentation Munitions.
Combined Action Program-A Marine pacification program which integrated a Marine infantry squad with a South Vietnamese Popular Force platoon in a Vietnamese village.
ComNavForPac-Commander, Naval Forces, Pacific.
ComNavForV-Commander, Naval Forces, Vietnam.
ComUSMACV-Commander, U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam.
CORDS-Civil Operations and Revolutionary Development Support, the agency organized under MACV in May 1967 and charged with coordinating U.S.-Vietnamese pacification efforts.
COSVN-Central Office of South Vietnam, the nominal Communist military and political headquarters in South Vietnam.
County Fair-A sophisticated cordon and search operation in a particular hamlet or village by South Vietnamese troops, police, local officials, and U.S. Marines in an attempt to screen and register the local inhabitants.
CPDC-Central Pacification and Development Council, the South Vietnamese government agency responsible for coordinating the pacification plan.
CRC-Control and Reporting Center, an element of the U.S. Air Force tactical air control system, subordinate to the Tactical Air Control Center, which conducted radar and warning operations.
CRIMP-Consolidated Republic of Vietnam Improvement and Modernization Plan.
C/S- Chief of Staff.
CS-A chemical irritant which affects the upper respiratory system, similar to tear gas.
CSC-Communications Service Company.
CTZ-Corps Tactical Zone.
DAIS-Da Nang Anriinfikration System.
DASC-Direct Air Support Center, a subordinate operational component of the Marine air control system designed for control of close air support and other direct air support operations.
D-Day-Day scheduled for the beginning of an operation.
DIOCC-District Intelligence and Operations Coordination Center.
DMZ-Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Vietnam.
DOD-Department of Defense.
DOIC-District Operations and Intelligence Center
DPP-Data Processing Platoon.
DPS-Data Processing Section.
DRV-Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam).
DSA-District Senior Advisor.
DSS-Da Nang Special Sector.
Duel Blade-The final codename for the DMZ barrier.
Duster-The nickname for the U.S. Army's tracked vehicle, the M-A2, which mounted dual 40mm automatic weapons.
DVA-Da Nang Vital Area.
Dyemarker-Codename for the Strong Point/Obstacle System (also known as the "McNamara Line" and "the barrier") which was constructed south of the DMZ and intended to limit infiltration from North Vietnam. See Practice Nine.
EA-6A-The electronic-countermeasures version of the A-6A Intruder. ECM-Electronic Countermeasures, a major subdivision of electronic
warfare involving actions against enemy electronic equipment or to
exploit the enemy's use of electromagnetic radiations from such
equipment. ELINT-Electronic Intelligence, the intelligence information gained
by monitoring radiations from enemy electronic equipment. Engr-Engineer. EOD-Explosive Ordnance Device.
F-4B-McDonnell Phantom II, a twin-engined, two-seat, long-range,
all-weather jet interceptor and attack bomber. F-8-Chance-Vought Crusader, single-engine, single-seat carrier