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Situation in South Vietnam
Date of Creation:
September 15, 1965
Date of Declassification:
April 30, 1986
Type of Document:
Weekly report
Level of Classification:
Status of Copy:
Pagination, Illustration:
24 p., 1 map
Political situation: Hue student activity remains quiet; Tri Quang expects trouble; Military Directorate moving to set up civilian advisory council; Congress of the Army convenes; Government actions against FULRO; the CVT labor group and Saigon leaders met. Military situation: Viet Cong concentrates on guerilla activity; VC start using dogs; suspected regimental buildup in Phuoc Long province; Operation PIRANHA; Vietnamese and US Air Force activity. Rural reconstruction: Marked increase in Chieu Hoi returnees; experimental rallier hamlets planned for each Corps; rural reconstruction cadre training to start; Psywar directive to RVNAF. Third country developments: two GVN ambassadorial appointments; increased GVN representation in Africa urged; General Thieu to visit Seoul, Pemier Ky will go to Malaysia; Australia sends more troops; New Zaland medical team enroute; Switzerland gives $23,000 to International Red Cross. Communist Bloc developments: 19th SAM site spotted; mobile SAM units may be deployed; French Communists urge DRV delegation to negotiate; Hanoi cautious with statement on India-Pakistan; DRV concern over air strikes; China still firm against negotiations; Brezhnev again denounces US insincerity.
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