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Situation in South Vietnam
Date of Creation:
April 2, 1965
Date of Declassification:
May 9, 1978
Type of Document:
Monthly report
Level of Classification:
Status of Copy:
Pagination, Illustration:
28 p., 2 maps
The Situation in South Vietnam [political situation: Quat govt. has achieved the support of Buddhist leaders, demonstrated political moderation towards Catholics, and established broader regional, religious, and political representation; however, the political situation may not continue to stabilize. Military situation: there has been a relative lull in Viet Cong operations with indications of an impending offensive campaign and increased troop strength; South Vietnamese operations have increased; little progress has been made in the pacification effort. Bloc developments: North Vietnam has responded to US air strikes with determination to drive the US out of Vietnam, and rumors of interest in negotiations have decreased; the People's Republic of China, the USSR, and North Korea have responded to a VC call for volunteers with promises of assistance. Third country developments: South Korean troops have arrived in Saigon; the Philippines have accepted a US proposal for a second medical team, but South Vietnamese apathy may suspend negotiations for additional third country troops; the plenary meeting of the Indochinese Peoples Conference approved resolutions on Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia; Asian UN representatives are strongly objecting to use of nauseous gases in Vietnam]. Intelligence and Reporting Subcommittee of the Interagency Vietnam Coordinating Committee Monthly Report, OCI No. 0613/65. Apr. 2, 1965. 20 p., map. Att: (1) Situation in Kontum Province [slippage in pacification due to stepped-up VC activity and failure of GVN to cope with it]. Annex. 4 p., map; (2) South Vietnamese and Viet Cong Casualties and Weapons Losses: 1962-March 1965 [strength, casualties, pacification efforts, and security]. Supplement. 4 p. SECRET/NO FOREIGN DISSEM/BACKGROUND USE ONLY. Declassified May 9, 1978. Johnson Library, NSF, Countries, Vietnam, Vol. 32.,
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