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Situation in South Vietnam No. 16 (as of 12:30 P.M. EST)
Date of Creation:
February 5, 1968
Date of Declassification:
October 6, 1983
Type of Document:
Intelligence memorandum
Level of Classification:
Status of Copy:
Pagination, Illustration:
4 p.
The Viet Cong appear to be maintaining strong pressure against government security installations in the Saigon area, notwithstanding the initiation of a massive allied clearing operation throughout the entire city. There have been no further indications of an imminent large-scale Communist offensive against the capital. Heavy fighting continues for the sixth consecutive day in Hue, while to the north, US forces have reported three major contacts with battalion-size Communist forces near Quang Tri City. Elsewhere in I Corps, the military situation remains relatively quiescent. No further significant North Vietnamese initiatives have been reported against the US combat base at Khe Sanh. In central Vietnam, allied forces appear to have stabilized the security situation in the troubled provincial capitals of Kontum, Pleiku and Ban Me Thuot, although the cities of Tuy Hoa and Da Lat are continuing to experience significant enemy pressure. While the eleven provinces of III Corps remain generally quiet, Viet Cong forces in the Delta continue to pose a major threat to a number of important population centers and government military installations.
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