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Situation in Vietnam
Date of Creation:
January 2, 1967
Date of Declassification:
February 4, 1984
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Pagination, Illustration:
15 p., ill., 2 maps
Military situation in South Vietnam: The New Year's cease-fire was marked by over 160 incidents, with over 50 resulting in casualties; US patrol boat intercepted apparent Communist sea infiltration attempt off Ca Mau peninsula; no significant fighting reported since end of cease-fire. Political developments in South Vietnam: The Constituent Assembly is scheduled to reconvene tomorrow to begin debate on individual chapters of the constitution; political views of Southern Renaissance bloc leader expressed to US Embassy officers; reliable source reports that police director Loan is considering several plans to create political crisis on event military officers are precluded from running for office by the new constitution; a South Vietnamese source reports that corruption among high-ranking officials in Binh Dinh Province is threatening the province's revolutionary development program. Military developments in North Vietnam: North Vietnam lost seven and probably eight MIG-21s today in the largest air battle of the war; a substantial increase in ship movements off the southern coast of North Vietnam was noted during the sease-fire period. Third country developments: The Thai Government appears to be reconsidering its opposition to sending combat troops to South Vietnam; A captured Viet Cong document dealing with activities in Cambodia has recently become available; Cambodian military patrol interdicts strategic chemicals being smuggled into South Vietnam.
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