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Title:
Growing strength of North Vietnamese Army forces in South Vietnam
Date of Creation:
March 26, 1968
Date of Declassification:
July 5, 1984
Type of Document:
Memorandum
Level of Classification:
TOP SECRET
Status of Copy:
SANITIZED
Pagination, Illustration:
3 p.
Abstract:
During the past three or four months there has been a dramatic increase in the movement of regular North Vietnamese Army units into South Vietnam. This Agency now believes that last Fall (1 November) there were over 70,000 North Vietnamese soldiers fighting in South Vietnam. The number has risen rapidly in the past five months and today may be over 100,000. This increase in NVA strength in South Vietnam has been achieved despite the thousands of casualties suffered by the North Vietnamese in the intensified combat of the past two months.
Declassified Documents Reference System Location:
1986-000058