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CIA programs to induce desertions and defections in South Vietnam
Date of Declassification:
November 25, 1996
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Pagination, Illustration:
6 p.
CIA programs to induce desertions and defections by Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army soldiers infiltrated into South Vietnam. The CIA efforts fall into two broad areas: 1) a selective effort organized and implemented essentially by CIA to induce individual high level defector; 2) a broad variety of actions to support programs of other agencies in this field. Problems of coordination and management exist to some degree on the American side but there is a continuing and intensive search for new ideas and operational initiatives which is achieving some success. On the GVN side, at senior levels, there is a pattern of apathy and some opposition to programs which involve acceptance of enemy personnel back into the Vietnamese community without retribution. On lower levels there is a spotty but in general a cooperative attitude in pushing the various programs forward.
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