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Communist military capabilities and near-term intentions in Laos and South Vietnam
Date of Creation:
February 1, 1965
Date of Declassification:
June 1, 1976
Type of Document:
Special National Intelligence Estimate
Level of Classification:
Status of Copy:
Pagination, Illustration:
10 p.
(Vietnam War) Communist military capabilities and near-term intentions in Laos and South Vietnam (approval of draft SNIE 10-65). Transmittal Memorandum, TS No. 185809, Joseph Seltzer, Exec. Officer, National Estimates, to the US Intelligence Board. Feb. 1, 1965. 1 p. Encl: (Communist China, North Vietnam, the Pathet Lao and the Viet Cong have potent military capabilities in and near Laos and South Vietnam. The Communists hope that these deployments of forces will deter the US from expanding the war to North Vietnam, but will avoid provoking an increase in US air strikes. It is probable that further attacks will be aimed against US facilities and personnel. Kosygin's projected visit to North Vietnam indicates increasing Soviet involvement through military and economic aid.) Draft Special National Intelligence Estimate, SNIE 10-65. 9 p. TOP SECRET/LIM DIS. Declassified June 1, 1976. Johnson Library, NSF, International Meetings and Travel File, Trip, Bundy-Saigon, Feb. 4, 1965, Vol. 3.
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