Redacted STATEMENTS ON THE PRESENCE OF NVA TROOPS IN LAOS, THE WITHDRAWAL OF TH

Created: 6/10/1974

OCR scan of the original document, errors are possible

Intelligence Information Cable

Ti

STATEMENTS ON THE PRESENCE Or NVA

IN LAOS. THE WITHDRAWAL OT THAI. MILITARY FROM LAOS t AND PRISONER EXCHANGE

Summary

(MOVED FOB RBJ

iummit.

1, ,

tmtt uhilj iee'lstemce ofvletni^se

n t'osi nt:rxe> he

page AGI5

WOULD EVER ADMJT PUBLICLY OR OFFICIALLY THAT NVA

TROOPS ARE PRESENTLY IN LAOS OR MAD BEEN IN LAOS IN ThE PaST, HE SAID THAT SINCE THE VIENTIANE SIOE HAS ADMITTED PUBLICLY TMAT IT REQUESTED AND OBTAINED FOREIGN MILITARY ASSISTANCE DURING THE WAR, THE WITHDRAWAL OF THESE FORCES WOULD HAVE TO BE HANDLED PUBLICLY AND CFflCIALLY. THE WITHDRAWAL OF THE NVA TROOPS MOULD HAVE To BE ma'-CLcD IN SECRET,

SAID NEITHER HE

WANTS ANY FOREIGN MILITARY LAOS. INCLUDING NVA. HE SAID HE OOES NOTOREIGN MASTER OF ANY KIND. NOR DOES HE WANT TO BE THE SERVANT OF ANYONE OR "TO HAVE SOMEONE SIT ON HIS HE SAID THATNVA WOULD DEPART EVENTUALLY SINCE THE LPF IS NOT SO STUPID AS TO ACCfcPT FOREIGN DOMINATION.

SAID THAT FOREIGN MILITARY WITHDRAWALAJOR

2.

ISSUE IN THE JCIA AND IS STILL UNDER DISCUSSION. HE SAIDHAVE READ IN THE NEWSPAPERS ACCOUNTS OF A

RECENT INTERVIEW GIVEN BY MINISTER OFSAYING THAT ALL THAI. MILITARYLAOS HAS CEASED AND ALL PERSONNEL HAVE DEPARTED* BUT THISOFFICIAL NOTIFICATION TO ThE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT OFIPCNU). HE SAID THAT AS

JCIA CHIEF DELEGATE FOR THE VIENTIANE SIDE* CLAIMS TMAT HE HAS NOT RECEIVED ANY OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION THAT THE THAI AND AMERICANS HAVE LEFT.

_ SAID that since the vientiane side admits the presence of The thai and american military personnel the vientiane side must submit to The jcia the withdrawal plan forforeigners, the plan must include the number of thai military, the number. clandestine army personnel and the number of. military and paramilitary personnel in laos. when allhis information mas been provided the

jcia. the jcia can focus on details of thethe statements made by the vientiane side to date areenough forbelieve that the foreign military personnel

have actually ls/t.

3, in discussing other aspects of foreign military withdrawal*

FOCUSfD on AIR AMERICA AND USAID. ME TERMED AIR AMERICA

A PARAMILITARY ORGANIZATION AND SAID THAT WHILE

THAT AIR AMERICA HAS TERMINATED ITS OPERATIONS. NO OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION OF THIS WAS COORDINATED WITH THE JCAl. HE SAID THE JCIA SHOULD BE INFORMED ABOUT HON MAY PERSONNEL WERE CH ONES HAVE LEFT AND WHICH HAVE REMAINED IN

FACE 1 OF AGES

pack ages

SEi IRET

BEEN SENT TO CHINA OR THE USSR FOR TRAINING AS ENGINEERS, AND THOSE WHO WANT TO REMAINTHE PL ARMY HllL BECOME OFFICERS, SAID THAT THE

-IAS only. Pflw, A

is being well cared for.

COMMENTi

EMMET

pilot, who he was refer-:

said without elaborating that MUCH of the

information about KAY is wrong.

are IN charge of

delivering letters to kay's wife and that in his last letter kay told his Wjrg about playing volley ball with his pl guards, isa id the subject of pow's will be discussed

S.

SEC

ONLY AFTER ALL THAI TROOPS ARE OFFICIALLY WITHDRAWN. ME TmE EXCHANGE OF PQM'S WOULDAJOR SUBJECT HE SAID ME IS AWARE THAT THE FAMILIES OF ARE WAITING FOR THEM AND FOR THAT REASON

BE FOLLOWEDRISONER EXCHANGE. BE DISCUSSED AT THE NEXT JCIA MEETING. 7. ON THE SUBJECT OF ELECTIONS.

INSIST ON AN EFFECTIVE CEASE-FIRE. THE CEASE-FTEAMS SHOULD GO IMMEDIATELY TO THE "HOT SPOTS" TO PREVENT FURTHER CONFRONTATIONS AS SOON AS THESE TEAMS ARE OPERATING, THE JCIA WILL PROCEED TO OPEN THE ROADS BETWEEN THE TERRITORY OF BOTH SIDES. THIS HILL

SAIO THAT THIS HILL

SAID THAT THE

ON

JOINT NATIONAL POLITICAL COUNCIL (JNPC) HEADED By PRINCE SOUPMANOUVONGIS CURRENTLY PLANNING THE ELECTIONS. HE SAID THAT MOST OF THE VIENTIANE SIDE MEMBERS OF Tut* JNPC ARE INH AND ARE COOPERATING HITH THE THIS MATTER. HOWEVER.

SAID HE DOES NOT KNOU WHEN THE

ELECTIONS HILL BEHE SAID THAT wILL DEPEND ON THE COOPERATION AND UNDERSTANDING OF BOTH SIDES.

S E

Original document.

Comment about this article or add new information about this topic:

CAPTCHA