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Situation in South Vietnam
Date of Creation:
December 1, 1965
Date of Declassification:
January 12, 1996
Type of Document:
Weekly report
Level of Classification:
Status of Copy:
Pagination, Illustration:
26 p., 3 maps
Combat activity continued at a high level during the past week, with the Viet Cong attacking bivouac areas and isolated outposts of government troops while successfully avoiding contact with allied-initiated operations. The most significant actions were multibattalion attacks launched by the Viet Cong on 22 and 27 November against a South Vietnamese regiment operating in Binh Duong Province just north of Saigon. Total Viet Cong-initiated incidents during the week ending 27 November numbered the highest of any week of the war to date. The political situation in South Vietnam continued undisturbed last week, although signs of internal weaknesses in the Ky cabinet and rumors of possible ministerial changes persist.
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