Appraisal of the Situation in South Vietnam
[second appraisal prepared by CIA officers in
S. Vietnam]. Cover Memorandum, William E. Colby, to top State, Defense and White House officials. Feb. 14, 1964. 1 p. Att: Same title [VC capabilities have been reinforced in I Corps area. Since Nov. 1 coup, VC have maintained steady pressure aimed at strategic hamlets. Successful attack in Quang-Tri Feb. 8-9 netted VC considerable weapons; other ambushes Feb. 5 and 9 in strategic hamlets resulted in heavy civilian casualties. VC momentum in I Corps magnified
by disruption of govt. administrative apparatus, a consequence of rapid turnover of key officials]. 2 p. SECRET. Declassified June 26, 1975.