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Situation in South Vietnam
Date of Creation:
March 30, 1966
Date of Declassification:
March 13, 1980
Type of Document:
Weekly report
Level of Classification:
Status of Copy:
Pagination, Illustration:
24 p., 2 maps
The Situation in South Vietnam [political situation: government/Buddhist confrontation over transition to civilian rule continues with mass demonstrations and Viet Cong political agitation. Economic situation: the government plans to raise taxes on rents and luxury items but feels it can go no further to comply with the Honolulu agreements; the government increase in rice prices will upset the US Mission plan of lowering and stabilizing prices before increasing the government purchase price; the price of gold has increased and price of the dollar has fallen. Military situation: Viet Cong incidents have increased as have South Vietnamese and US operations; casualty ratios favor US-SVN. Province pacification: An Giang has become a priority area; the returnee (Chieu Hoi) rate and the number of refugees have increased. Bloc developments: DRV is continuing its carefully balanced political support of Peking and Moscow despite Hanoi's participation in the Soviet party congress. Third-country developments: Cambodia has taken steps to prevent the VC from establishing hospitals and settlements in Cambodia but has given the VC rice; the Israeli press has reacted violently to the possibility of Israel's establishing diplomatic relations and providing aid to SVN; New Zealand will increase personnel sent to SVN]. Intelligence and Reporting Subcommittee of the Interagency Vietnam Coordinating Committee Weekly Report, OCI No. 0367/66. Mar. 30, 1966. 24 p., maps. Annex: South Vietnam Battle Statistics [from Mar. 19-26]. 2 p. SECRET/NO FOREIGN DISSEM/BACKGROUND USE ONLY. SANITIZED copy. Released Mar. 13, 1980. Johnson Library, NSF, Countries, Vietnam, Vol. 49.
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