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Title:
Situation in South Vietnam
Date of Creation:
February 20, 1964
Type of Document:
Intelligence memorandum
Level of Classification:
SECRET
Status of Copy:
ORIGINAL
Pagination, Illustration:
11 p.; 1 map
Abstract:
The Situation in South Vietnam (14-20 February 1964) [new year "cease-fire" has expired; VC likely to resume increased tempo. Overall military pictur essentially unchanged; terrorists in Saigon have shifted to attacks on US personnel, 15 this month; rapid improvement in VC arms points to increased infiltration; Khanh regime still in shakedown period; North Vietnamese dissatisfied with Soviet response to their recent efforts to intensify anti-US feelings; French charge d'affaires in Saigon told Emb there is no chance of defeating VC; West should cut its losses, trading withdrawal for internationally guaranteed settlement even though it could lead to a Communist regime]. Office of Current Intelligence, Intelligence Memorandum, OCI No. 0756/64. Feb. 20, 1964. 7 p., map. SECRET/NO FOREIGN DISSEM/EYES ONLY. Declassified date not given.
Declassified Documents Reference System Location:
1975-247A