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Title:
Situation in South Vietnam
Date of Creation:
July 15, 1964
Date of Declassification:
March 17, 1977
Type of Document:
Weekly report
Level of Classification:
SECRET
Status of Copy:
SANITIZED
Pagination, Illustration:
22 p., 1 map
Abstract:
The Situation in South Vietnam [political situation: govt. officials complain that Khanh is reluctant to delegate authority and distrusts civilian politicians; Vice Premier Hoan has launched his United Nationalist Forces, formed of leading political parties and religious groups, to provide a broad political base for the regime; Defense Min. Khiem seems to be the mainstay of the Khanh govt. Military situation: the Joint General Staff is reinforcing areas near Saigon against Viet Cong attack; VC may soon attempt to destroy VOA and Radio Hue transmitters; VC casualties are light, ARVN casualties heavy; estimate of VC force strength has been revised from 23,000-27,000 to 28,000-34,000; pacification program shows little progress; details of military activities. Third country developments: UNSC team investigating the Cambodian-Vietnam border issue may recommend that the border be demarcated and regular Cambodian troops replace the militia in border areas]. Directorate of Intelligence, Intelligence and Reporting Subcommittee of the Interagency Vietnam Coordinating Committee Weekly Report, OCI No. 1286/64. July 15, 1964. 22 p., map, tables. SECRET/NO FOREIGN DISSEM/BACKGROUND USE ONLY. SANITIZED copy. Released Mar. 17, 1977. Johnson Library, NSF, Countries, Vietnam, Vol. 13.
Declassified Documents Reference System Location:
1978-231A