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Title:
Situation in South Vietnam
Date of Creation:
April 21, 1965
Date of Declassification:
March 3, 1978
Type of Document:
Directorate of Intelligence report
Level of Classification:
SECRET
Status of Copy:
SANITIZED
Pagination, Illustration:
24 p., 1 map
Abstract:
The Situation in South Vietnam [political situation: PM Quat wishes to postpone punishing rebel navy officers pending a military inquiry into their charges against Adm. Cang; Quat may have been involved in the suspension of Cang; no action has been taken on plans to reorganize the armed forces command; Buddhists are holding prayer services for the victims of Viet Cong atrocities. Military situation: VC low level of operations indicates preparation for an offensive; South Vietnamese operations have decreased; casualties and weapons loss ratio favors the VC; pacification efforts will be extended to I, II, and IV Corps. Economic situation: rice prices continue to climb, and rice taxation constitutes the major portion of Communist tax revenue. Third country developments: Cambodian request for a Geneva Conference on Cambodia has been countered with a South Vietnamese request for renewed bilateral discussions; Philippine medical team has arrived in Saigon; New Zealand agrees to send a small combat unit. Bloc developments: USSR has made a conditional pledge of volunteers; North Vietnam has outlined its formula for settlement of the conflict]. Directorate of Intelligence Report, OCI No. 0616/65. [Apr. 21, 1965?] 24 p., map. SECRET/NO FOREIGN DISSEM/BACKGROUND USE ONLY. SANITIZED copy. Released Mar. 3, 1978. Johnson Library, NSF, Countries, Vietnam, Vol. 33.
Declassified Documents Reference System Location:
1979-240A