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Title:
Situation in South Vietnam
Date of Creation:
November 25, 1964
Date of Declassification:
May 12, 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: Huong govt. is facing growing opposition; Buddhist leadership is moving openly to bring down the govt.; the Vietnamese Confederation of Labor (CTV) has called a one-day strike against Vimytex. Economic situation: typhoon damage has seriously affected transportation, power, and communications facilities; retail prices have risen. Military situation: Viet Cong activity has generally decreased; South Vietnamese operations have increased; manpower losses outweigh the increase of persons entering the army; weapons loss ratio favors the VC; province pacification activities have intensified. Third country developments: Crown Prince Sihanouk may have cancelled border negotiations. Bloc developments: Communist China has reiterated its promise of support to North Vietnam in the event of a US attack and has started to build a major airfield north of the Vietnamese border]. Directorate of Intelligence Weekly Report, OCI No. 2648/64. [Nov. 25, 1964?] 18 p. Annex: Pacification--Situation in Binh Dinh. 4 p., map. SECRET to CONFIDENTIAL/NO FOREIGN DISSEM/BACKGROUND USE ONLY. SANITIZED copy. Released May 12, 1977. Johnson Library, NSF, Countries, Vietnam, Vol. 22.
Declassified Documents Reference System Location:
1979-131B