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Situation appraisal as of 14 December 1963
Date of Creation:
December 16, 1963
Date of Declassification:
April 15, 1975
Type of Document:
Information report
Level of Classification:
Status of Copy:
Pagination, Illustration:
6 p.
Situation Appraisal as of 14 December 1963 [lack of ability of new rulers to face struggle against VC; MRC rightly called 1-2 Nov. action a revolution, having swept away Diem regime controls; VC have been quick to fill vacuum of authority; VC activity projected to increase; press now attacking sensitive govt.; Sihanouk of Cambodia proposal to "federate" with S. Vietnam infuriates military regime; arrests of former officials]. Information Report, TDCS DB-3/658,479. Dec. 16, 1963. 6 p. Attached cover sheet, Mike Forrestal, NSC, to McGeorge Bundy, Spec. Asst. for National Security Affairs [indicating one of the best wrap-ups on Vietnam and suggesting it be shown to the President]. SECRET/NO FOREIGN DISSEM/NO DISSEM ABROAD/CONTROLLED DISSEM/BACKGROUND USE ONLY. Declassified Apr. 15, 1975.
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