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Situation in South Vietnam
Date of Creation:
November 24, 1965
Date of Declassification:
July 27, 1992
Type of Document:
Weekly report
Level of Classification:
Status of Copy:
Pagination, Illustration:
26 p., 3 maps
A marked increase in the intensity of the fighting, including a number of large-scale Viet Cong attacks in scattered areas of the country, made last week the bloodiest of the war to date. Many of the casualties resulted from the heavy fighting between US troops and an estimated three to four North Vietnamese regiments in southwestern Pleiku Province, but heavy Viet Cong activity elsewhere indicated a determined effort to maintain pressure on the population. The political situation was disturbed only by a strong public statement of opposition to the Ky government on the part of the small Saigon Students Union, although there were further indications of growing political ambitions on the part of I Corps Commander General Thi. The Ky government, meanwhile, appears to be turning its attention toward long-range development of political institutions intended to satisfy public desires for a more representative and legally-based government.
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