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Vietnam Policing Video/Audio Interviews

USAID Police Advising during the Vietnam Counterinsurgency Campaign, part 1 of 5
USAID Police Advising during the Vietnam Counterinsurgency Campaign, part 1 of 5

This interview explores how the United States helped to support Republic of Vietnam policing efforts against insurgents during US involvement in the Vietnam War.  Colonel Cuong Nguyen was police commander in Khanh Hoa Province from 1968 to 1971, and Mr. Frank Clark, a former California policeman, was his USAID liaison assigned to support regional policing efforts.  This interview, conducted through the US Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, covers background information of the interviewees, the situation at the time, engagement in policing activities and US support, and reflections on the results.

Interview Transcript - Frank Clark 07/2012
Interview Transcript – Charles Nguyen Tan Cuong 07/2012
USAID Police Advising during the Vietnam Counterinsurgency Campaign, part 2 of 5
USAID Police Advising during the Vietnam Counterinsurgency Campaign, part 2 of 5

This interview explores how the United States helped to support Republic of Vietnam policing efforts against insurgents during US involvement in the Vietnam War.  Colonel Cuong Nguyen was police commander in Khanh Hoa Province from 1968 to 1971, and Mr. Frank Clark, a former California policeman, was his USAID liaison assigned to support regional policing efforts.  This interview, conducted through the US Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, covers background information of the interviewees, the situation at the time, engagement in policing activities and US support, and reflections on the results.

USAID Police Advising during the Vietnam Counterinsurgency Campaign, part 3 of 5
USAID Police Advising during the Vietnam Counterinsurgency Campaign, part 3 of 5

This interview explores how the United States helped to support Republic of Vietnam policing efforts against insurgents during US involvement in the Vietnam War.  Colonel Cuong Nguyen was police commander in Khanh Hoa Province from 1968 to 1971, and Mr. Frank Clark, a former California policeman, was his USAID liaison assigned to support regional policing efforts.  This interview, conducted through the US Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, covers background information of the interviewees, the situation at the time, engagement in policing activities and US support, and reflections on the results.

USAID Police Advising during the Vietnam Counterinsurgency Campaign, part 4 of 5
USAID Police Advising during the Vietnam Counterinsurgency Campaign, part 4 of 5

This interview explores how the United States helped to support Republic of Vietnam policing efforts against insurgents during US involvement in the Vietnam War.  Colonel Cuong Nguyen was police commander in Khanh Hoa Province from 1968 to 1971, and Mr. Frank Clark, a former California policeman, was his USAID liaison assigned to support regional policing efforts.  This interview, conducted through the US Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, covers background information of the interviewees, the situation at the time, engagement in policing activities and US support, and reflections on the results.

USAID Police Advising during the Vietnam Counterinsurgency Campaign, part 5 of 5
USAID Police Advising during the Vietnam Counterinsurgency Campaign, part 5 of 5

This interview explores how the United States helped to support Republic of Vietnam policing efforts against insurgents during US involvement in the Vietnam War.  Colonel Cuong Nguyen was police commander in Khanh Hoa Province from 1968 to 1971, and Mr. Frank Clark, a former California policeman, was his USAID liaison assigned to support regional policing efforts.  This interview, conducted through the US Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, covers background information of the interviewees, the situation at the time, engagement in policing activities and US support, and reflections on the results.

16 October 2015 audio interview
16 October 2015 audio interview

This audio-only interview of Col Cuong Tan Nguyen recounts his experience as a Republic of Vietnam police commander in Khanh Hoa Province from 1968 to 1971 and in Saigon from 1971 to 1973, and as Director of South Vietnam’s National Police Headquarters’ Technical Department in Saigon from 1973 to 1975.  This interview was conducted on 16 October 2015 and is a continuation of topics first posed in the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations (PKSOI) interview of July 2012.  In this October 2015 interview Col Nguyen answers questions posed by Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg Criminal Justice students through a U. S. Army interviewer, MAJ Phu Tan Nguyen.  The topics covered include his reflections on working with his U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) police advisor; police administration and leadership in the South Vietnamese national police during an insurgency including tactics of policing and the role of women police; teaching in the police academy; stress and corruption in the police force; and violence against the police. To read the audio transcript click here

October 16, 2015 Transcript
22 November 2015 audio interview
22 November 2015 audio interview

This audio-only interview of Col Cuong Tan Nguyen recounts his experience as a Republic of Vietnam police commander in Khanh Hoa Province from 1968 to 1971 and in Saigon from 1971 to 1973, and as Director of South Vietnam’s National Police Headquarters’ Technical Department in Saigon from 1973 to 1975.  This interview was conducted on 22 November 2015 and is a continuation of topics first posed in the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations (PKSOI) interview of July 2012 and a subsequent interview on 16 October 2015.  In this November 2015 interview Col Nguyen answers follow-on questions posed by Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg Criminal Justice students through interviewer, Lt Col (Ret) Clarence Bouchat.  The topics covered elaborate on working with his U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) police advisor and unconventional police roles; more on police administration and leadership in the South Vietnamese national police with respect to crime and insurgency; teaching in the police academy; police deviance; stress, violence, and corruption in the police force; and media relations. To read the audio transcript click here.