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View that preconditions for negotiations on Vietnam are cessation of bombing, de-escalation of hostilities, recognition of Viet Cong, and agreement that objectives are implementation of Geneva Agreement and a neutralized government in Vietnam
Date of Creation:
February 23, 1966
Date of Declassification:
November 18, 1993
Type of Document:
Intelligence information cable
Level of Classification:
Status of Copy:
Pagination, Illustration:
2 p.
The following are the essential preconditions to the opening of negotiations on Vietnam: 1) Cessation of bombing of North Vietnam; 2) Some move toward de-escalation of hostilities; 3) Recognition of the Viet Cong as an element in negotiations; 4) Agreement that the objective of negotiations will be the working out of modalities for implementation of the 1954 Geneva Agreement; and, 5) Acceptance of a neutralized independent Government of Vietnam as the ultimate objective of both sides.
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