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COSVNCentral Office for South Vietnam
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Of particular concern were two base areas in Cambodia--Parrot's Beak, which jutted out into South Vietnamese territory within thirty miles of Saigon, and Fishhook, which was believed to house COSVN. According to Kissinger, opinion at the meeting was split three ways.
(7) For example, at the head of the Viet Cong was the Central Office for South Vietnam (COSVN), a committee composed of the top political and military leaders.
It is the Vietnam War planners' fantasy of an ultimate center of communist conspiracy, COSVN, "a reverse Pentagon in the jungle complete with Marine Guards, generals and green baize tables,' and their belief that the war could be won if only COSVN could be located and destroyed.