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Directive No. 34 of the Tay Ninh Province Current Affairs Committee
Date of Creation:
December 31, 1968
Date of Declassification:
June 15, 1995
Type of Document:
Intelligence information cable
Level of Classification:
Status of Copy:
Pagination, Illustration:
10 p.
This document stresses the necessity for Viet Cong cadres to be ready to take advantage of any sudden change in the present situation in order to seize power. The document emphasizes the differences between the American and South Vietnamese (SVN) governments and the dissension among the SVN government officials. It points outs that the failure of the American effort in Vietnam has created deep rifts in American public opinion and created a desire on the part of both outgoing and incoming administrations for a political settlement to the war. Although the SVN government is attempting to stop the peace talks they lack determination. In addition there is the mounting pressure from the people of SVN for a peace settlement. The document suggests four possible conditions which may provide the opportunity for the VC to seize power: 1) a military coup d'etat against the present SVN government; 2) an internal purge of the present government; 3) a replacement of the present government because of American pressure; and 4) the possibility that the VC military and diplomatic victories could cause the formation of a SVN government willing to negotiate with the National Liberation Front. The documet emphasizes that all levels of the VC must understand the situation, watch it closely, and be prepared to take advantage of any sudden changes without further directives from higher levels.
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