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Title:
Communist policy and the next phase in Vietnam
Date of Creation:
April 12, 1967
Date of Declassification:
April 5, 1993
Type of Document:
Report
Level of Classification:
TOP SECRET
Status of Copy:
SANITIZED
Pagination, Illustration:
27 p.
Abstract:
Hanoi's release on 21 March of private correspondence between President Johnson and Ho Chi Minh apparently marked the end of a period of diplomatic probing that began last fall. This unusual act has been accompanied by other signs that North Vietnam's position is hardening. Communist forces have become more aggressive in recent weeks; there are indications that, after a lull, infiltration may be picking up. Hanoi may also be reinforcing the DMZ. Some new weapons have been introduced in South Vietnam. In short, recent North Vietnamese actions seem to assume a further period of hightened military efforts, and probably also further American escalation.
Declassified Documents Reference System Location:
1993-002488