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Appraisal of the situation in South Vietnam
Date of Creation:
February 14, 1964
Date of Declassification:
June 26, 1975
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Pagination, Illustration:
3 p.
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.
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