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Situation in South Vietnam
Date of Creation:
June 17, 1964
Date of Declassification:
October 5, 1977
Type of Document:
Weekly report
Level of Classification:
Status of Copy:
Pagination, Illustration:
31 p., 1 map
[Vietnam and Vietnam War] The Situation in South Vietnam [political situation: tension is increasing in anticipation of a govt. reorganization; Khanh will replace Gen. Minh as chief executive and will hand over the cabinet to civilians; Defense Min. Khiem is moving toward a more overt role; Gen. Xuan's past intelligence connections may make him a danger to the regime; a possible coup involving military supporters of Madame Nhu is rumored. Military situation: US Mission proposes an intensified US-GVN pacification effort in eight critical provinces; Viet Cong activities have increased sharply, particularly terrorist operations, indicating that govt. programs have not affected VC communications or capability to regulate the tempo of insurgency; casualty and weapons loss ratio favors the VC; details of military activity in I-IV Corps zones and Tien Giang tactical area and progress in pacification of critical provinces. Third country developments: Cambodia has again protested border violations to the Geneva Council Chairman and the UN Secy; USSR has offered material and medical assistance]. Directorate of Intelligence, Intelligence and Reporting Subcommittee of the Interagency Vietnam Coordination Committee Weekly Report, OCI No. 1281/64. June 17, 1964. 22 p., map, tables. Annex: South Vietnam Monthly Situation Report [political situation: Khanh's control over military leaders has weakened; Buddhist leader Thich Tri Quang machinates against moderate Buddhists, and Catholics feel the govt. is discriminatory. Military situation: Viet Cong continue to hold the initiative; pacification efforts are spotty; desertions from govt. forces are high. Economic situation: rice crop is promising; pressure on French businesses is relaxing. Situation in North Vietnam: North Vietnam is discussing establishing a provisional Communist-front govt. in South Vietnam, anticipates an excellent rice harvest, and criticizes Soviet aid policy]. 9 p. SECRET/NO FOREIGN DISSEM. SANITIZED copy. Released Oct. 5, 1977.
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