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Title:
Situation in South Vietnam No. 8 (as of 7:00 A.M. EST)
Date of Creation:
February 2, 1968
Date of Declassification:
October 6, 1983
Type of Document:
Intelligence memorandum
Level of Classification:
NOT GIVEN
Status of Copy:
SANITIZED
Pagination, Illustration:
6 p.
Abstract:
The Communist Tet Offensive continued into its fourth day with Communist forces resisting allied mopping-up operations within, or on the outskirts of key cities throughout South Vietnam. The fighting in Saigon is subsiding; however, the Communists still maintain strong positions in the provincial capitals of Hue, Kontum, Ban Me Thuot, Da Lat and several cities in the delta provinces. Enemy losses continue to soar with US military authorities in Saigon claiming well over 10,000 Communists killed in the first three days of fighting. An additional 3,000 suspect Communists have reportedly been detained. By contrast only some 1,700 individual and crew-served enemy weapons have been recovered in the fighting. Friendly losses now total 559 killed (232 US) and some 2,300 wounded (1,000 US).
Indexing Terms:
MILITARY SITUATION IN SOUTH VIETNAM
SECURITY SITUATION IN SOUTH VIETNAM
TET OFFENSIVE
SOUTH VIETNAMESE ARMY CASUALTIES
US CASUALTIES
VIET CONG MILITARY ACTIVITIES
VIET CONG CASUALTIES
VIET CONG WEAPON LOSSES
SAIGON
TAN SON NHUT AIRFIELD
TAY NINH PROVINCE
HUE
HUE CITADEL
US 1ST AIR CAVALRY DIVISION
CAM LO
PHU LOC
TAM KY
QUANG NGAI PROVINCE
DUY XUYEN DISTRICT
QUANG NAM PROVINCE
KONTUM
PLEIKU
BAN ME THUOT
NORTH VIETNAMESE 33RD REGIMENT
SOUTH VIETNAMESE 23RD INFANTRY DIVISION
DALAT
TAN AN
PHAN THIET
XUAN LOC
LONG KHANH PROVINCE
PHUOC TUY PROVINCE
HAU NGHIA PROVINCE
TAY NINH PROVINCE
BEN TRE
KIEN HOA PROVINCE
US 9TH INFANTRY DIVISION
VINH LONG PROVINCE
CAN THO
MY THO
MOC HOA
KIEN TUONG PROVINCE
SA DEC
KHE SANH
QUANG TRI PROVINCE
Declassified Documents Reference System Location:
1985-001534
Link to Full Text:
http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=0240917003