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Title:
Assessment of present Viet Cong military capabilities
Date of Creation:
April 21, 1965
Date of Declassification:
April 13, 1976
Type of Document:
Joint CIA-DIA memorandum
Level of Classification:
NOT GIVEN
Status of Copy:
SANITIZED
Pagination, Illustration:
7 p.
Abstract:
An assessment of present Viet Cong military capabilities (tempo of VC activity has declined; US air strikes have permitted South Vietnamese forces to penetrate VC strongholds; high VC casualties have not prevented the growth of the main force; quality of VC armaments has improved). Joint CIA-DIA Memorandum, SC No. 04464/65. Apr. 21, 1965. 7 p. Security classification not given. SANITIZED copy. Released Apr. 13, 1976.
Declassified Documents Reference System Location:
1976-233F