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Situation appraisal as of 5 October 1963
Date of Creation:
October 8, 1963
Date of Declassification:
March 11, 1985
Type of Document:
Information report cable
Level of Classification:
Status of Copy:
Pagination, Illustration:
5 p.
This is a field appraisal of the current situation, not an official judgment by the Agency. The generals are now pressing President Diem for a reply to their demands made several weeks ago during the height of the Martial Law phase. Despite the impression of the return to normality that is being fostered by the regime, the atmosphere in Saigon continues to be pervaded to a considerable degree of fear and uncertainty. There are scattered indications that the GVN is planning to spring some surprises on the 26 October National Day celebration. The Viet Cong are planning to disrupt the coming elections. The students continue their organizational activities and are developing plans for further action against the government.
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