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Nelson H. Brickham, Jr. Interview
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03 November 1986
Douglas Valentine Collection
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Audio (DVD-R)
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Nelson H. Brickham Jr., the senior CIA officer in charge of Foreign Intelligence Field Operations throughout South Vietnam, 1965-1966. In 1966, Saigon Station Chief John Hart assigned Brickham to Deputy Ambassador Robert Komer's staff at CORDS. Under Komer's direction, Brickham, through late 1966 and June 1967, created ICEX-SIDE, renamed Phoenix. A magna cum laude graduate of Yale and organizational genius, Brickham designed Phoenix to coordinate all CIA, military intelligence and public safety police programs using Ford Motor Company's executive staff structure as his model. Brickham speaks authoritatively, as the expert on the program's origins. November 1966 "Attack Against The VCI" May 1967 "A Concept for Organization for Attack on VC Infrastructure" May 1967 "Personal Observations" June 1967 "A Proposal for the Coordination and Management of Intelligence Programs and Attack on VC Infrastructure and Local Irregular Forces"
Nelson H. Brickham, Jr. Interview,  03 November 1986, Douglas Valentine Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 27 Nov. 2015. <>.
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2506AU2564, Douglas Valentine Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
Added: 27 Sep 2012[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]
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