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New York Times article concerning VC defections and desertions 18 December 1966
Date of Creation:
December 19, 1966
Date of Declassification:
July 16, 1975
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4 p.
New York Times Article Concerning VC Defections and Desertions, 18 December 1966 [according to news article number of VC defections and desertions is rising, implying that VC are having serious morale problems. CIA surmises that this is probably correct; however, in some cases, deserters who do not defect far outnumber those who do; also some recent unpublished studies indicate VC number more than assumed, giving desertion rates a different perspective]. Memorandum, Samuel A. Adams, for Director, Office of Current Intelligence. Dec. 19, 1966. 2 p. Att: Vietcong Defections Rise, Intelligence Officials Say [New York Times article referred to above]. 2 p. CONFIDENTIAL. Declassified July 16, 1975.
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