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Poor morale among North Vietnamese troops and populace: effects of bombing
Date of Creation:
July 8, 1967
Date of Declassification:
April 6, 1993
Type of Document:
Intelligence information cable
Level of Classification:
Status of Copy:
Pagination, Illustration:
3 p.
With the exception of some senior Lao Dong Party cadres, most of the North Vietnamese troops are discouraged and afraid. The desertion rate among the Communist troops is mounting daily and has reached 40 percent, compared to 5 percent in past years. As for the montagnard peoples such as Thai and Meo in the Lai Chau - Son La area, 80 percent have deserted.
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