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Situation in South Vietnam
Date of Creation:
April 14, 1965
Date of Declassification:
May 9, 1978
Type of Document:
Weekly report
Level of Classification:
Status of Copy:
Pagination, Illustration:
22 p., 1 map
The Situation in South Vietnam [political situation: mutiny was staged against Adm. Chung Tan Cang in protest of corrupt practices; PM Quat, in order to stem military infighting, has reorganized the command structure to eliminate commander in chief and chief of staff and hopes to dissolve the Armed Forces Council; this reorganization would remove Catholic influence from top military echelons; Buddhists continue efforts to develop an anti-Communist posture; govt. welcomes Pres. Johnson's Johns Hopkins speech. Economic situation: dredging of Da Nang harbor has begun; rice distribution and prices have not improved. Military situation: success of Viet Cong military operations has been limited; South Vietnamese forces have maintained high tempo of offensive operations; casualty and weapons loss ratio favors South Vietnam; little progress has been made in province pacification. Third country developments: world reaction to Pres. Johnson's speech was favorable; Cambodian fatality took place during a border violation by South Vietnam. Bloc developments: Communist reaction to Pres. Johnson's speech was negative; Hanoi's conditions for negotiations are unchanged]. Directorate of Central Intelligence Weekly Report, OCI No. 0615/65. [April 14, 1965?] 22 p., map. SECRET/NO FOREIGN DISSEM/BACKGROUND USE ONLY. SANITIZED copy. Released May 9, 1978. Johnson Library, NSF, Countries, Vietnam, Vol. 32.
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