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Phung Hoang

Phung Hoang was a GVN program created in 1967 (the program was made official by presidential decree in June 1968) to destroy the political, financial and intelligence network operated by the Viet Cong within the hamlets and villages of South Vietnam. The program, which was supported by U.S. Phoenix advisors, employed the National Police, intelligence agencies and military units to identify, capture and detain or eliminate Viet Cong cadres. Of the 81,740 members of the Viet Cong Infrastructure neutralized under the Phung Hoang Program, approximately 26,000 were killed.

See Pacification