November 07, 1964 : U.S. intelligence asserts numbers of North Vietnamese in South Vietnam growing

Introduction

The latest U.S. intelligence analysis claims that Communist forces in South Vietnam now include about 30,000 professional full-time soldiers, many of whom are North Vietnamese. Before this, it was largely reported that the war was merely an internal insurgent movement in South Vietnam opposed to the government in Saigon. This information discredited that theory and indicated that the situation involves North and South Vietnam.

In Saigon, the South Vietnamese government banned the sale of the current issue of Newsweek because it carried a photograph showing a Viet Cong prisoner being tortured by South Vietnamese army personnel.

Article Details:

November 07, 1964 : U.S. intelligence asserts numbers of North Vietnamese in South Vietnam growing

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

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    November 07, 1964 : U.S. intelligence asserts numbers of North Vietnamese in South Vietnam growing

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-intelligence-asserts-numbers-of-north-vietnamese-in-south-vietnam-growing

  • Access Date

    December 13, 2017

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