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Damaging effect on the Military Region 4 infrastructure of the arrests of forty district and region level Viet Cong cadres
Date of Creation:
June 27, 1967
Date of Declassification:
January 17, 2001
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15 p.
Forty district and region level cadres were arrested in Viet Cong (VC) Military Region (MR) 4 between 31 October 1966 and 31 May 1967. Four of these were members of the MR 4 Party Committee, and one was a member of the Thu Duc District Committee. Functionally, the MR 4 Economic-Finance Section has lost its chief and four other cadres, and the Workers' Proselyting Section has lost its chief, deputy chief, and four other cadres. In Saigon, the Market Party Committee has lost three cadres. In addition, front organizations, such as the Liberation Women's Association and the Vietnam High School Teacher 's Organization have suffered losses, with the latter probably crippled. The elimination of these cadres from the MR 4 infrastructure has put a severe crimp in VC political and economic operations, particularly in the field of civilian proselyting. Few of these people will be replaced because of the serious shortage of cadres. Operations in the Saigon-Cholon urban area has been hard hit and, although rural VC organizations are still relatively intact and the VC still have the capability for sabotage, assassination and small-scale attacks, it is probable that many VC MR 4 plans for 1967 have had to be postponed or cancelled.
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