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Title:
Situation in South Vietnam
Date of Creation:
May 26, 1965
Date of Declassification:
July 26, 1978
Type of Document:
Directorate of Intelligence report
Level of Classification:
SECRET
Status of Copy:
SANITIZED
Pagination, Illustration:
18 p., 1 map
Abstract:
The Situation in South Vietnam [political situation: new coup attempt by Col. Thao, in collusion with the Viet Cong, has been thwarted; Chief of State Suu has refused to approve cabinet changes. Economic situation: VC have cut power transmission lines and restricted rice distribution. Military situation: VC operations have remained at the same level; govt. forces have increased operations; casualty and weapons loss ratio favors the VC; province pacification activities have concentrated on refugee support. Third country developments: South Vietnam is seeking support for its attendance of the Afro-Asian Conference; Philippines plans to send an engineering battalion and Australia an infantry battalion. Bloc developments: Hanoi outlines conditions for negotiations; USSR has delivered aircraft to North Vietnam]. Directorate of Intelligence Report, OCI No. 0621/65. [May 26, 1965?] 17 p., map. Annex: South Vietnam Battle Statistics. 1 p. 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:
1979-244B