The rationale for the CIDG forces was twofold: to create a paramilitary force raised from the minority groups of Vietnam to strengthen and broaden the counterinsurgency effort; and to prevent the Viet Cong from recruiting them first with their propaganda because, as malcontented minorities, the Montagnards
and other minority groups were prime targets for such efforts.
In the autumn of 1793 the paper began openly to oppose the Montagnards
Special Forces in Vietnam, for example, were assisted by Gerald Hickey in working with the Montagnards
Societes antiques et ecologique des milieux montagnards
The Gecko tour provides a cross cultural experience with the Ede, Flower H'mong, ethnic Lao and M'nong tribes which really brings the montagnards
Chretiens du Hakkari et du Kurdistan septenrional.
This sociopolitical transition has been painful for the Dega people, an indigenous minority living in the Central Highlands of Vietnam and known to Westerners as the Montagnards
Apparently at the request of the Government, many of the Montagnards
who fled to Cambodia during this period were repatriated by Cambodian authorities with no consideration given to their allegations of abuse in Vietnam or requests for refugee status.
Special Forces teams training Montagnards
(as well as certain minority groups in the Delta), with eleven more teams on the way.
We continue to be troubled by reported harsh persecution of the Montagnards
in the Central Highlands, and we have been frustrated at the Vietnamese government's refusal to allow us reasonable access to the region for further investigation.
The indigenous Montagnards
, whose ancestors farmed the fertile highlands for centuries; have been reduced to starving on inadequate plots of land and working for slave wages on large coffee farms owned by the government or Vietnamese immigrants.
Thousands of Vietnamese people and Montagnards
were killed by the Vietnamese government, and over one million people imprisoned in forced labor camps since 1975.