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Title:
Situation in South Vietnam
Date of Creation:
September 1, 1965
Date of Declassification:
April 30, 1986
Type of Document:
Weekly report
Level of Classification:
NOT GIVEN
Status of Copy:
ORIGINAL
Pagination, Illustration:
23 p., 1 map
Abstract:
Political situation: Premier Ky warns against further student demonstrations; Protest rally in Da Nang denounces General Thieu; Buddhist involvement remains uncertain; I Corps Commander Thi 's criticisms of Ky; Military Directorate faces further stress; inconclusive government talks with FULRO. Military situation: Operations again favor GVN; major VC threat possible in III Corps; VC mortars and artillery analyzed; two major clearing operations improve communications only slightly; large-scale operations and VC contacts decrease; significant activities in various corps zones. Rural reconstruction: GVN outlines measures to implement pacification program; Ky considers decentralization is key to effectiveness; General Lansdale to advise on economic and social programs; Number of returnees drops sharply. Third country developments: Premier Ky calls for united effort by free nations, announces new visits; Foreign Minister goes to Singapore; Ky reported disappointed with Thai reception; African tour planned for Vietnamese diplomat. Communist Bloc developments: The new SAM sites spotted in DRV; Six US aircraft lost to DRV fire; North Vietnamese delegation confers in Paris; DRV friendship group returns from Moscow; Brezhnev attacks US Vietnam policy.
Declassified Documents Reference System Location:
1986-002521