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A Study on the Korea Force Vietnam Network(KFVN)'s Installation and Operation during the Vietnam War

Lee Sin Jae 1

1국방부군사편찬연구소

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ABSTRACT

Headquarters of Republic of Korea Forces in Vietnam(ROKFV) established on its own radio station in 1965 and operated it during the Vietnam War. The name of radio station was "Korea Force Vietnam Network(KFVN). KFVN had been operated for more seven years from December, 1965 to February, 1973. KFVN had a significant meaning in terms of that KFVN was the first overseas Korean broadcasting system in the Korean broadcasting history. However, despite of those highly evaluation for the KFVN, the study of that topic had not been for a long time. This paper is the study of the RFVN during the Vietnam War. The purpose of this research is to examine RFVN's main focus and process, and analyze of outcome of operations. RFVN had transmitted broadcasting of various programs of news, entertainment, music, and educational programs for the Republic of Korea Forces in Vietnam. And also it enhanced the morale of the soldiers, and performed psychological warfare toward ROK soldiers, South Vietnam's peoples and the North Vietnam as well. During the operation time period of KFVN, it had three major achievements. Firstly, KFVN had contributed to ROK military soldiers's morale during the Vietnam war. Secondly, KFVN played a important role in psychological warfare. KFVN also had improved Korean broadcasting technic and skills.

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