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Effects of defoliation in Phu Cat, Hoai An, Hoai Nhon and Phu My districts of Binh Dinh Province
Date of Creation:
March 23, 1967
Date of Declassification:
April 27, 1993
Type of Document:
Intelligence information cable
Level of Classification:
Status of Copy:
Pagination, Illustration:
5 p.
Defoliation operations in Binh Dinh Province resulted in total crop destruction in the areas affected, but in spite of this the Viet Cong (VC) in the VC-controlled areas continued military activities. After defoliation the majority of civilians moved to government of Vietnam (GVN)-controlled areas, and those who remained behind had to replant their crops with little or no help from the VC. The civilians obtained new seed from nearby villages, and the VC obtained food supplies from villages not affected by defoliation. In general, defoliation operations did not critically impede VC activities.
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