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Title:
Situation in South Vietnam
Date of Creation:
August 20, 1964
Date of Declassification:
October 6, 1977
Type of Document:
Weekly report
Level of Classification:
SECRET
Status of Copy:
SANITIZED
Pagination, Illustration:
23 p., 1 map
Abstract:
The Situation in South Vietnam [political situation: new govt. organization will consist of separate executive, legislative, and judicial branches under the Military Revolutionary Council; Gen. Khanh will be President, Gen. Khiem First Deputy Chairman, Gen. Ky Third Deputy Chairman, and Gen. Thieu Secy Gen. Military situation: Viet Cong activity has increased, particularly terrorist operations; govt. maneuvers have decreased, but casualties have risen; province pacification effort cannot be expanded until present holdings are consolidated; casualties and weapons loss ratio favors the VC; details of military activity and progress in pacification of critical provinces. Economic situation: gold and piaster prices fell on the black market; wholesale price of rice has risen. Third country developments: Vietnam has sent high-level officials to South Korea, Tunisia, and Nationalist China; Cambodian govt. challenges Khanh's statement that Phnom Penh is in collusion with the VC]. Directorate of Intelligence, Intelligence and Reporting Subcommittee of the Interagency Vietnam Coordinating Committee Weekly Report, OCI No. 1293/64. Aug. 20, 1964. 23 p., map, tables. SECRET/NO FOREIGN DISSEM/BACKGROUND USE ONLY. SANITIZED copy. Released Oct. 6, 1977. Johnson Library, NSF, Countries, Vietnam, Vol. 16.
Declassified Documents Reference System Location:
1978-231B