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Indications of effect of Buddhist representatives in army units
Date of Creation:
March 12, 1965
Date of Declassification:
March 3, 1980
Type of Document:
Intelligence information cable
Level of Classification:
Status of Copy:
Pagination, Illustration:
5 p.
1. Indications of Effect of Buddhist Representatives in Army Units. 2. General Nguyen Chanh Thi's Reaction to the Situation [reportedly, units of the Fifth Regiment refused to attack the Viet Cong during an operation in the Quang Nam/Quang Tin border area; the Asst. Chief of Staff for Operations for I Corps stated that this was the result of the appointment of Buddhist representatives to every army unit and that the representatives were under orders to persuade Buddhist soldiers not to fight; the I Corps Commander stated that the refusal to fight was a tactical problem and not a question of sinister Buddhist influence and that he would take action if Buddhists interfered with military discipline]. Intelligence Information Cable, TDCS-314/03271-65. Mar. 12, 1965. 5 p. Security classification not given. SANITIZED copy. Released Mar. 3, 1980. Johnson Library, NSF, Countries, Vietnam, Vol. 30.
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