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Title:
CIA proposals for limited covert civilian political action in Vietnam
Date of Creation:
March 31, 1965
Date of Declassification:
October 12, 1995
Type of Document:
Memorandum
Level of Classification:
SECRET
Status of Copy:
SANITIZED
Pagination, Illustration:
3 p.
Abstract:
The proposed covert actions are: 1) Extension of covert support for key Buddhist leaders, especially in the cultural, social, and anti-Communist political fields; 2) Covert subsidy of a political party in support of Quat; 3) Expansion of covert contacts at all levels of the military structure to influence them toward cohesion and collaboration with the Quat government; 4) Provision of covert support to the development of free labor unions to conduct social, civic and political action throughout the country at the provincial level; 5) Covert support and stimulation of non-governmental farmers cooperatives and agricultural extension organizations; 6) Covert support to non-governmental responsible youth and student leaders and organizations; 7) Expansion of current political action and similar teams working in disputed areas; 8) Organization, training, and supply of Montagnard development communities and self-defense units in a highly flexible manner; 9) Provide flexible assistance to local partisan groups indicating a will to defend their communities against the Viet Cong; 10) Expansion of guerrilla and harassment teams working in Viet Cong-controlled areas; 11) Develop small irregular elements to track down, infiltrate, and capture Viet Cong communication centers.
Declassified Documents Reference System Location:
1997-0026