Our mistrust of all Vietnamese made winning hearts and minds difficult. Should the 2 ARVN soldiers manning this recoilless rifle be attacked they could not safely retreat inside our base. They are monitoring road traffic outside our perimeter yet are treated as potential enemy (they could be). Our infantry might leave FSB Buell 3 to help defend an ARVN position but not in panic mode . Should Americans be attacked outside our wire the response would have been quick as a reflex.