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Proposal of Bucharest as site for American-Vietnamese talks
Date of Creation:
April 20, 1968
Date of Declassification:
June 24, 1992
Type of Document:
Intelligence information cable
Level of Classification:
Status of Copy:
Pagination, Illustration:
4 p.
The U.S. is now in a position to score an immense coup in its deadlock with North Vietnam over a site for talks with Hanoi by proposing Bucharest as a venue. Such a proposal would dramatically demonstrate President Johnson's sincerity in offering to send his envoys anywhere, even to a Communist country, in order to get the talks started. Although both the Soviets and Chinese would be unhappy over such a proposal, neither could protest, at least not publicly. Hanoi would be effectively cornered by such a proposal. As the site would be on communist teritory where North Vietnam has embassy facilities, a turndown by North Vietnam would bring immediate world-wide censure for being insincere in her stated willingness to begin talks.
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