The Civil Guard Training Center in Song Mao is set to train 20,000 men this year. These armed units will be able to perform local security tasks. They are also expected to perform small unit offensive action against the VC.
In the United States, the Civil Guard is a paramilitary undertaking. Its main function is to provide security at the local level and protect villagers and foreigners. A recent study has shown that the Civil Guard has a limited track record and has been victimized by bad press. However, it is important to note that there is more to the Civil Guard than meets the eye.
There are various forms of the Civil Guard, including the Regional Forces, the Rural Guard, and the Self Defense Corps. Some of the units are federalized, while others are private armies. Since the establishment of the civil guard in 1964, it has been considered part of the Republic of Vietnam Army.
In the past, the Civil Guard has only received light training. Some units have a variety of weapons. Several companies have been issued US weapons. However, this is not a standard practice.
Costa Rica’s civilian militia is a burgeoning force. It was founded after the passage of a red-flag firearms bill. Members argue that everybody’s life is important. Their members practice combat formations and go on patrols. One member of the group said that if you have a gun, you can stop riots and mass shootings. He also said that it has opened his eyes to the hardships of migrant workers.
There are various reasons for the proliferation of militias in the United States. Most of these units started in the past three years. Various political decisions have been necessary to improve the situation. But some have deemed the invasion charge as ridiculous.
Those in the US government have expressed their concern that the civilian militia is not well-trained and would not be able to protect citizens. However, there is little proof that the militia is responsible for the attack on the Baca Bridge. According to the FBI, the Civil Guard has not been designated as a hate group.
For the moment, the Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAGV) is assuming the role of educating, equipping, and supporting the Civil Guard. This team is composed of 24 Special Forces advisers who will begin training four companies of Costa Rican Civil Guard officers. The advisers will spend twelve weeks with the civilian militia.
At the same time, the Military Assistance Advisory Group is also providing support for the 25,000 members of the Civil Guard. In addition, a mobile training team has been employed to instruct and advise the units on various civil affairs matters.
The mobile training team has been credited with creating a comprehensive civic action plan. It is designed to aid in developing a more cohesive and efficient civil affairs organization in areas liberated from the VC. Additionally, it recommended that the military take action to help improve the quality of life in the areas of Vietnam.