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PEOPLE'S SELF-DEFENSE FORCE

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Document Number (FOIA) /ESDN (CREST): 
CIA-RDP80R01720R000200160045-0
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RIFPUB
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K
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2
Document Creation Date: 
December 15, 2016
Document Release Date: 
April 30, 2004
Sequence Number: 
45
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Publication Date: 
April 24, 1973
Content Type: 
MEMO
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Approved For Release 2004/05/12 : CIA-RDP80R01720R000200160045-0
24 April 1973
SUBJECT: People's Self-Defense Force
1. The People's Self-Defense Force (PSDF) came into existence
immediately after the 1968 Tet Offensive. Designed only to provide the
minimum of security at the local level, the PSDF now numbers just over
one million in its combat element.
2. The armed PSDF's main duty is to assume local security
functions in conjunction with National Police elements in "A" and "B"