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Title:
Situation in South Vietnam
Date of Creation:
October 13, 1965
Date of Declassification:
August 24, 1993
Type of Document:
Weekly report
Level of Classification:
SECRET
Status of Copy:
SANITIZED
Pagination, Illustration:
23 p., 2 maps
Abstract:
Dissatisfaction in military circles, notably on the part of War Minister and Reconstruction General Co, has become evident over the recent military appointments announced by Premier Ky. Co's objections, which he claimed were shared by certain Southern and Buddhist elements, have been aired with leading members of the military Directorate, and differences have been patched up, if only temporarily. Meanwhile, the Viet Cong Liberation News Agency is devoting an extraordinary effort on its clandestine radio broadcast to a month-long "hate America" campaign to be launched on 15 October with a general strike in urban areas. Although the Viet Cong capability to draw an effective response is unknown, the propaganda broadcasts may herald a step-up in terrorist and sabotage attempts targeted at Americans. The number of Viet Cong-initiated actions increased last week in all areas of the country. The majority of such incidents, however, continued to be small-scale, harassing actions, and the more significant military activity centered around South Vietnamese and allied operations. A drop-off in casualties reflected a slight decline in the over-all intensity of the fighting during the week.
Declassified Documents Reference System Location:
1995-2416