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Title:
Situation in South Vietnam
Date of Creation:
June 4, 1965
Date of Declassification:
July 22, 1977
Type of Document:
Monthly report
Level of Classification:
SECRET
Status of Copy:
ORIGINAL
Pagination, Illustration:
22 p., 1 map
Abstract:
The Situation in Vietnam [assessment of South Vietnam's internal situation, progress of the war and foreign affairs. Political situation: effectiveness of the Quat's govt., effects of the cabinet crisis, dissolution of the AFC, militant Catholic criticism, coup plotting and Buddhist support; military situation: increase in Viet Cong activities, acts of terrorism, ambushes, and attacks in northern provinces, rural reconstruction operations. Progress of the war: Soviet military aid to North Vietnam; Soviet military agreements with North Korea; Hanoi rejection of US proposal that VC attacks be halted as a condition to the mid-May pause in US air strikes; China policy on negotiations with imperialist countries, and on Pres. Johnson's proposal for unconditional discussions. Foreign relations: assessment of South Vietnam's relations with the UAR, Malagasy Republic, Kenya, Ethiopia, and India; military aid from the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, and the Republic of China. Afro-Asian Conference: Indian opposition to seating the NFLSV and support of Saigon's participation as the govt. of South Vietnam]. Intelligence and Reporting Subcommittee of the Interagency Vietnam Coordinating Committee, Monthly Report, OCI No. 0622/65. June 4, 1965. 14 p., map. Annex: (A) [Battle statistics, including Viet Cong and South Vietnamese casualties, weapon loss, and VC incidents of terrorism, sabotage and propaganda, attacks, and antiaircraft fire, 1962-65.] 8 p. SECRET/NO FOREIGN DISSEM/BACKGROUND USE ONLY. Declassified July 22, 1977.
Declassified Documents Reference System Location:
1978-35A