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Bomb damage in North Vietnam
Date of Creation:
March 1, 1967
Date of Declassification:
March 26, 1992
Type of Document:
Intelligence information cable
Level of Classification:
Status of Copy:
Pagination, Illustration:
2 p.
North Vietnam is not suffering particularly as a result of the US bombings. Economic and civilian losses are rather accidental and small. The bombing raids are directed mainly against military targets and transport. During a bombing raid on the suburbs of Hanoi a transport battalion was hit. A village near Hanoi which was burned during a bombing raid was a large POL storage center. Surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery batteries are frequently concealed by simple bamboo huts. Various --- representatives in North Vietnam have been unable to find evidence that civilians were being deliberately bombed. Transportation columns are often camouflaged in North Vietnamese settlements, and they become the targets of bombing raids. In these circumstances there are fires in the villages and civilian losses. The precision of the bombing is very high.
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