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Title:
Situation in South Vietnam
Date of Creation:
May 19, 1965
Date of Declassification:
July 26, 1978
Type of Document:
Directorate of Intelligence report
Level of Classification:
SECRET
Status of Copy:
SANITIZED
Pagination, Illustration:
20 p., 1 map
Abstract:
The Situation in South Vietnam [political situation: PM Quat has carried out command changes and dissolution of the AFC, thereby consolidating civilian control over the armed forces; repeated postponement of the cabinet changes may indicate difficulties in enlisting Catholic cooperation; religious tension is increasing. Economic situation: Viet Cong persist in interfering with rice deliveries, and merchant speculation continues to increase prices. Military situation: Viet Cong incidents have increased in boldness and violence; govt. operations have maintained the same tempo; casualties and weapons loss ratio favors the VC; province pacification efforts have concentrated on refugee relief; village and hamlet chiefs have borne the brunt of VC terrorism. Third country developments: Republic of Korea will send additional personnel; Australians approve their govt.'s decision to send a battalion; Philippines will send an engineer battalion. Bloc developments: photography shows SA-2 site near Hanoi and an increase of MIG's in North Vietnam]. Directorate of Intelligence Report, OCI No. 0620/65. [May 19, 1965?] 20 p., map. SECRET/NO FOREIGN DISSEM/BACKGROUND USE ONLY. SANITIZED copy. Released July 26, 1978. Johnson Library, NSF, Countries, Vietnam, Vol. 34.
Declassified Documents Reference System Location:
1979-243B