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Old 05-28-2018, 04:19 AM   #34
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Upon the signing of the peace agreement on the 27th January, the clock started
to tick for the remaining US forces still in country. 60 days, to wind down the largest Avn unit in Vietnam, whilst still conducting support operations.
The first request to the 18th CAC, was to provide 6 aircraft for the 4 countries tasked with overseeing
the 'ceasefire'. A thankless task, which saw a many violations and needless deaths.
A pretty 'toothless tiger', the men of 18th CAC came up with their own critic of its performance. It Couldn't Control Shit

The International Commission of Control and Supervision (ICCS) was created during the Vietnam War to replace the International Control Commission (formally called the International Commission for Supervision and Control in Vietnam (ICSC)) following the signing of the Paris Peace Accords ("Paris Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam") on 27 January 1973. The members of the ICCS included Canada, Indonesia, Hungary and Poland. Canada supplied 240 members of the Canadian Forces and 50 diplomats to the commission. They arrived in Vietnam on 28 January 1973, one day after the Peace accord was signed. Immediately members of the ICCS were dispatched to 45 locations across the 1000km stretch of territory to supervise the exchange of prisoners and disarmament of combatants.
The Protocol to the Paris Agreement detailed the functions of the ICCS. At Article 4 it named the locations of seven regional teams and twenty-six teams within those regions in South Vietnam. It also called for seven teams to be assigned to ports of entry (for replacement of armaments, munitions and war material permitted the two South Vietnamese parties under Article 7 of the Agreement) and seven teams to supervise the return of captured and detained personnel.

In summary, the ICCS was to supervise the cease-fire, the withdrawal of troops, the dismantlement of military bases, the activity at ports of entry and the return of captured military personnel and foreign civilians. It was to report on the implementation, or violation, of the Peace Agreement and Protocols.
The force was composed of military and civilian personnel from two communist nations, Hungary and Poland, and two non-communist nations, Canada and Indonesia. As with the old ICSC, there were continuous disagreements between the communist and non-communist nations about the causes of treaty violations.
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