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State of morale in North Vietnam and sincerity of willingness to negotiate peace
Date of Creation:
February 7, 1967
Date of Declassification:
April 15, 1993
Type of Document:
Intelligence information cable
Level of Classification:
Status of Copy:
Pagination, Illustration:
3 p.
The change in attitude of the North Vietnamese toward negotiation is extremely important and sincere and is the result of the following developments: 1) The leaders of the North Vietnamese partry are becoming convinced that the Chinese are motivated by self-interest rather than by their concern for the welfare of the Asiatic peoples; 2) The incessant bombing by American aviation has paralyzed the economy of North Vietnam; 3) The bombing also has created difficulties for infiltration of troops into South Vietnam; 4) The Viet Cong has problems to win over the South Vietnamese peasants; 5)The morale of the North Vietnamese population has been dealt with a severe blow; 6) The internal turmoil in China with its anti-Soviet theme has greatly reduced the amount of Soviet aid reaching North Vietnam.
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