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Situation in South Vietnam
Date of Creation:
January 5, 1966
Date of Declassification:
June 10, 1991
Type of Document:
Weekly report
Level of Classification:
Status of Copy:
Pagination, Illustration:
33 p., 2 maps
The tempo and intensity of the war have increased since Christmas. Although there have been no major, prolonged engagements, Viet Cong-initiated activity last week was at a record level, including a sharp rise in the number of armed attacks. The most significant Viet Cong actions have been in Quang Ngai Province, including the overrunning of a district capital on 29 December by an estimated regiment. Two allied operations, in Hau Nghia Province west of Saigon and in Phu Yen Province on the central coast, have caused substantial Viet Cong casualties. The political scene was unusually quiet during the week, although the assassination of a Saigon journalist has aroused some fears of a new Viet Cong terrorist campaign against anti-Communist Vietnamese intellectuals.
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