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There are 4 Files for this series in AAD :
Republic of Vietnam Incidents File (INCDA), 01/26/1973 - 04/21/1975 [ASCII Rendered Version, Fixed Length, Fixed Set: Incident Information], 1/26/1973 - 4/21/1975 (info) Search
Republic of Vietnam Incidents File (INCDA), 01/26/1973 - 04/21/1975 [ASCII Rendered Version, Fixed Length, Periodic Set 1: Damage Assessments], 1/26/1973 - 4/21/1975 (info) Search
Republic of Vietnam Incidents File (INCDA), 01/26/1973 - 04/21/1975 [ASCII Rendered Version, Fixed Length, Periodic Set 2: Friendly Force Identification, Quantity of Ammunition Received], 1/26/1973 - 4/21/1975 (info) Search
Republic of Vietnam Incidents File (INCDA), 01/26/1973 - 04/21/1975 [ASCII Rendered Version, Fixed Length, Periodic Set 3: Message Source Data], 1/26/1973 - 4/21/1975 (info) Search
Title: Republic of Vietnam Incidents Files (INCDA), created, 1/26/1973 - 4/21/1975, documenting the period 1/26/1973 - 4/21/1975
Creator: U.S. Department of Defense. Joint Chiefs of Staff. J-3 (Operations) Directorate. Data Processing Division. (Most Recent)
Type of Archival Materials: Data Files
Textual Records
Level of Description: Series from Record Group 218: Records of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff
Other Titles: INCDA
Location: National Archives at College Park - Electronic Records, National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001. PHONE: 301-837-0470; FAX: 301-837-3681; EMAIL: cer@nara.gov
Inclusive Dates: 1/26/1973 - 4/21/1975
Coverage Dates: 1/26/1973 - 4/21/1975
Part of: Record Group 218: Records of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff
Function and Use: The agency created this file to provide information on armistice violations in South Vietnam after the 1973 Paris Peace Agreements during the Vietnam War, 1961-1975. The agency used these data to produce several weekly statistical summary reports.
Scope & Content Note: Each record of the Republic of Vietnam Incidents File (INCDA) documents a ceasefire violation combat incident. The records contain the category of the incident, type of action, time and date of the incident's initiation and termination, location of the incident, identity of the attacked and attacking armed forces and other forces involved in the incident, and the number of casualties and amount of materiel lost by each force involved.
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted.  
General Note: The file was in a computerized application using the National Military Command System Information Processing System or NIPS, a report generator software product. The NIPS software had three types of records: Control Set, Fixed Set, and Periodic Set. The Control Set contained the record identification data. The Fixed Set contained constant information about the action. Three possible Periodic Sets were also included in the NIPS data file. While each incident had one Control Set and Fixed Set, it had as many Periodic Sets as needed. The agency transferred the records to NARA in a NIPS format. NARA staff created files independent of the NIPS software by creating a separate file for the Fixed Set and the Periodic Sets. The Control Set is listed in both the Fixed and Periodic Set and serves as the primary key to provide the relationship between the records in the Fixed Set and the records in the Periodic Sets. NARA staff created files for the Fixed Set and the each Periodic Set in two forms. One form is a file containing fixed length records and the second form is a file containing tab delimited records. Each form is based upon a combination of the record layout found within the NIPS file and the agency documentation.
Finding Aid Type: Technical Information
Finding Aid Source: NARA and the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff
Extent: 9 data files, 1 electronic documentation file, and 1 linear foot, 5 linear inches of paper documentation
Index Terms
  Subjects Represented in the Archival Material
    Armed forces
Armistices
Combat
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
War casualties
    Vietnam (Asia) nation

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