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Title:
CIA plans to send special team to South Vietnam to develop necessary covert resources for info re effectiveness of MRC and public acceptance of new government
Date of Creation:
December 23, 1963
Date of Declassification:
April 15, 1975
Type of Document:
Information report
Level of Classification:
SECRET
Status of Copy:
ORIGINAL
Pagination, Illustration:
4 p.
Abstract:
[Transmittal of memorandum; CIA plans to send special team to S. Vietnam to develop necessary covert resources for info re effectiveness of MRC and public acceptance of new Govt.; not CIA's role in past, but critical.] Letter, John A. McCone, DCI, to Lyndon B. Johnson, President. Dec. 23, 1963. 1 p. Att: Highlights of Discussions in Saigon 18-20 December 1963 [no organized government in S. Vietnam; reports of last year for GVN officials grossly in error; VC strength much stronger; infiltration of cadres from N. Vietnam through Laos; relocation of villages has caused whole scale defections in protest; there are more reasons to be pessimistic than optimistic about prospects of US success in S. Vietnam]. Dec. 21, 1963. 3 p. SECRET. Declassified Apr. 15, 1975.
Declassified Documents Reference System Location:
1975-57C