The RAND Corporation, founded in 1947, is a "think tank" that does contract studies for various organizations, especially the U.S. military.
RAND conducted a number of studies for the U.S. government during the Vietnam war. For background information, see:
Lawrence, Philip K. Strategy, hegemony and ideology: the role of intellectuals,”Political Studies Vol. 44 Issue 1 (Mar. 1996): 44-59, (Online access to MSU users only)
"Breaking The Will of the Enemy During the Vietnam War: the Operationalization of
the Cost-Benefit Model of Counterinsurgency Warfare,” Journal of Peace Research;, Vol. 15 Issue 2, (Mar1978): 109-130. (Online access to MSU users only)
"Between August 1964 and December 1968, The Rand Corporation, under contract to the U.S. Department of Defense, conducted approximately 2400 interviews with Vietnamese who were familiar with activities of the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese Army. Reports of those interviews, totaling approximately 62,000 pages, constitute an extraordinarily rich source of information about political and military upheaval in a developing country; about Vietnamese rural life ; about the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese armed forces ; and about many related subjects.
"This Guide, which should accompany allinterview series issued to the public, has been prepared to help the user of the interviews understand the purposes and limitations of the interview reports."
"A detailed guide to the vast body of available combat and combat-related data from the recent war in Southeast Asia, describing the content, structure, and location of machine-readable and textual data files relating to U.S., Allied, and enemy activities in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam through 1975. Characteristics of sites at which data files are located are given, along with detailed file information. The report also includes a description of data-collection techniques used in this survey, and a chronology of events in Southeast Asia from 1945 to 1975."
Wolfson, Robert J. "In the Hawk's Nest," Society.Vol. 9 Issue 6 (Apr.1972): 18 (Online access to MSU users only)
The following reports are available through Inter-Library Loan from Center for Research Libraries. When requesting a title, include the OCLC number on the online form.
Anderson, M. Insurgent organization and operations : a case study of the Viet Cong in the Delta, 1964-1966 Santa Monica : Rand Corp., 1967 OCLC No. 2045882
Betts, R.R. (R. Russell). An evaluation of chemical crop destruction in Vietnam. Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 1967 [i.e. 1975] OCLC No. 3849508
J. M. Carrier. Viet Cong motivation and morale : the special case of Chieu Hoi Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 1966 [i.e. 1975] OCLC No. 6378224
Davison, W. Phillips (Walter Phillips).
Denton, Frank H.
Donnell, John C.
Elliott, David W. P.
Holliday, L. P. Viet Cong logistics Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 1968 [i.e. 1975] OCLC No. 2059662
Leites, Nathan Constantin. The Viet Cong style of politics. Santa Monica, Calif., Rand Corp., 1969 OCLC No. 892966
Pearce, R. Michael. The insurgent environment. Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 1969 OCLC No. 5288902
Pohle, Victoria. The Viet Cong in Saigon: tactics and objectives during the Tet offensive. Santa Monica, Calif., Rand, 1969. OCLC No. 737904
Pye, Lucian W. Observations on the Chieu Hoi program Santa Monica, Calif. : Rand Corp., 1966. OCLC No. 2052124
Russo, Anthony J. (Anthony Jospeh). A statistical analysis of the U.S. crop spraying program in South Vietnam Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 1967 OCLC No. 7172768
Sweetland, Anders. Rallying potential among the North Vietnamese armed forces Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 1970. OCLC No. 2209303
Zasloff, Joseph Jeremiah.