ENEMY PLANS FOR THE THIRD PHASE OF THE SUMMER CAMPAIGN IN QUANG NAM PROVINCE

Created: 6/21/1968

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government of viet nam .er atdisrupted-viet cong/north vietnamese army plansnam province and caused heavy casualties. theof the summer campaign will be conducted duringof june, after which the summer campaign will primary objectives during this phase areand dispel us/gvn forces from districtcentral quang nam province, while the secondaryto probe and shell danang, hoi an, and their ;

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OF THE COMMAND HEAD QUARTERS OF THE QUANG DA SPECIAL ZONE WAS INCREASED AND THESE FORCES ARE CONSIDERED TO HAVE THE

STRENGTH AND CAPABILITY OF CARRYINGLAN WHICH

DRAWN UP BY THE QUANG DA SPECIAL-ZONE COMMAND HEAD QUARTER S

THE PLAN WILL FX FILL AN URGENT REQUIREMENT TO SUPPORTAND TO COORDINATE WITH OTHER ACTIVITIESSOUTH .

2. THE GOVERNMENT OF VIETNAM. SWEEP OPERATIONS IN THE GOREA, QUANG NAM PROVINCE, HAD NOT BEEN

ANTICIPATED} THE VC SUFFERED HEAVY CASUALTIES..E

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3. THE SUMMER CAMPAIGN WILL BE TERMINATEDE END OF JUNE EVEN THOUGH ALL OBJECTIVES HAVE NOT BEEN ATTAINED. THEREFORE, THE QSZH vILLAXIMUM EFFORT DURING THE THIRD AND FINAL PHASE OF THIS CAMPAIGN, FROM THE BEGINNING

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TO THE END OF JUNE, TO PREPARE FOR THE RAINY SEASON CAMPAIGN. "

4. THE DATE OF TROOP MOVEMENTS FOR THIRD PHASE OPERATIONS HAS BEEN KEPT SECRET. HOWEVER, THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE QSZH PLANS WAS REVEALED BY TIEN NAM, DISTRICT "J*

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UNIT COMMANDER OFF DIEN BAN DISTRICT, WHO RECENTLY

RETURNEDEETING HELD IN THE LOC HIEP

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OYEST : THE LOC HIEP AREA, OR REA" INCLUDES ICI THE FOLLOWING VILLAGES IN DAI LOC AND DUC DUC DISTRICTS: DAI LOC DISTRICT: LOC TAN, LOC HOA, LOC QUANG, LOC PHONG,

AND LOC PHUOC DUC DUC DISTRICT: LOC QUY, LOC THANH,AND LOC SON. n ISA LEVEL AREA WEST OF THE GO NOI AREA IN DIEN BAN DISTRICT .)

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES OF THE THIRDWILL BE THE DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS OF DUY XUYEN ,THUONG DUC, AND DAI LOC, TO GAIN CONTROL OF THESEA CORRIDOR WILL BE ESTABLISHED TO PROTECTHIEP BASE AREA, WHICH IS THE STAGING AREA FROM WHERE

ALL QUANG DA SPECIAL-ZONE ACTES WILL BE LAUNCHED BECAUSE THE GO NOI AREA WAS OVERRUN.

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES ARE DANANG, HOI

AN, DIEN BAN, HIEU DUC,AND HOA VANG. PROBING ATTACKS ANDEAVY SHELLING WILL BE CARRIED OUT AGAINST THE IMPORTANT BASES IN THESE AREAS, PARTICULARLY AGAINST NON NUOC AND THE AREAS SOUTH OF DANANG, TO GAIN CONTROL OF THESE AREAS.

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ATTACKS OF SQUAD LEVEL WILLOUT BY SAPPER UNITS IN DANANG AND HOI ANTHE OPPORTUNITY ARISES, THE QSZH REGULAR FORCESSTRENGTHENED TO CARRY OUT ATTACKS ON THEOF DANANG.

AND GUERRILLA FORCES AND WEAPONS

HAVE BEEN INFILTRATED INTO DANANGERY LARGELTHOUGH GVN AUTHORITIES HAVE ARRESTED SOME INFILTREES, ONLY ABOUTERCENT OF THE INFILTREES AND WEAPONS HAVE BEEN CAPTURED.

FOLLOWING UNITS ARE PREPARING FOR

ci) HIVISION, CONSISTING OF THREE BATTALIONS OF FOUR COMPANIES EACH.

3ISTST DIVISION,TWO BATTALIONS, OF WHICH ONE,,

HAS-BEEN DETACHED FROMT REGIMENT, 2ND DIVISION.^

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(7) E 3RD BATTALION. THIS NEWLY RECON

STITUTED BATTALION IS THE FORMER 7TH BATTALION OFTND DIVISION, WHICH WAS ATTACHED TO THE QUANG DA SPECIAL ZONE.

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C2) BATTALIONS

5. THE 2ND DIVISION HAS ITS UNITS DISPERSED AS FOLLOWS: A. THE 1STT REGIMENTS MOVED INTO THE

BATTLE FOR KHAM DUC ON ABOUT AY, WHERE THEY SUFFERED HEAVY

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CASUALTIES. THESE UNITS HAVE DISPERSED AND ARE LOCATED

IN THE SOUTHWESTERN AREAS OF HIEP DUC DISTRICT WHERE THEY ARE TO RECEIVE REPLACEMENTS TO RESTORE THEIR STRENGTH.

B. T REGIMENT HAS DISPERSED AND IS LOCATED

IN THE BORDER AREA OF HIEP DUC DISTRICT AND QUE

DISTRICT, QUANG NAM PROVINCE. THE MISSION OF THIS REGIMENT

IS TO COUNTER SWEEP OPERAT

. 6. HTH DIVISION, ARRIVEDTRAM (way STATOCATED IN QUANG DA SPECIAL

IN ABOUT APRILITH THE MISSION OF REPAIRING THE STRATEGIC ROUTE WHICHAUHAUE

A VUONG RIVER. AND WITH DANANG. THE REGIMENT'S FIRST

OPERATES INDEPENDENTLY AND IS CONTINUING THE ROAD-REPAIR

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AFTER AY THE 2ND AND 3RD BATTALIONS OF

REGIMENT ON ORDERS FROM MILITARYEAD QUARTERS

WERE PUT UNDER THE COMMAND OF THE QSZH ANO MOVED TO THE GO

NOI AREA TO AWAIT OPERATIONAL ORDERS. THERE THEY ENCOUNTERED

US/GVN FORCES AND THE 2ND BATTALION WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED,

WHILE THE 3RD BATTALION SUFFERED LIGHT CASUALTIES. THE

REMAINDER OF THESE UNTTS IS NOW LOCATED IN THE

AREAS OF LOC HIEP,WHERE THEY ARE TO RECEIVE REPLACEMENTS RECOVER THEIR

7. TWO COMPANIES SUBORDINATE TO THE COMMAND

OFHICH IS COMMANDED BY INTERGROUP

TIEN NAM, ARE LOCATED IN THE AREA OF THANH HINH AND VINH XUAN VILLAGES, DIEN BAN DISTRICT, WITH TKE MISSION OF COUNTERING ALLIED SWEEP OPERATIONS. UNE TIEN NAM ORDERED THE RECONNAISSANCE ELEMENT OF THIS UNIT TO COORDINATE WITH THE RECONNAISSANCE UNITS OF THE QSZH TO STAY

CLOSE TO THE THANH QUIT AND VINH DIEN AREAS. OMBAT PLAN

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SUMMER CAMPAIGN, THIS UNIT HAY BE ASSIGNED TO ATTACK THE VINH DIEN BRIDGE, AND TO ADVANCE AND ATTACK VINH DIEN QUARTER DURING THE CONING DARK PHASE OF THE MOON.

QSZHL ITAVORPHU KYREA) AT ANY COST, AND THEWILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS MISSION.

COMMENT : THE UN ITS LISTED GENERALLY WITH CURRENT OB HOLDINGS. HOWEVER, ONFT REGIMENT WERE CONTACTED NEAR DAKKONTUM PROVINCE, FAR SOUTH OF THE REGIMENT'S i<

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