SITUATION REPORT AS OF 1800 HOURS LOCAL TIME, 6 APRIL 1968

Created: 4/6/1968

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SOURCE THISIETNAM SITUATION REPORT PREPARED3 HOURS LOCAL TIME ON ti APRIL.

I. IN THE LASTOURS THERE HAVE BEEN NO SIGNIFICANTIN EITHER PUBLIC OPINION ON, OR GOVERNMENTTHE PROSPECT OF EXPLORATORY TALKS WITH HANOI-

SEVERAL TIMES WITH PRESIDENT THIEU TODAY AND THAT TH; TWO HAVE

AGREED THAT THIEU SHOULD GO--ON TELEVISION SOON TO EXPLAIN THE NEW SITUATION AND THE GOVERNMENTS STAND TO THE PEOPLE. AAGREEMENT TC CALL FCR FULL MOBILIZATION HAS ALSO BEEN REACHED, THE SAME SOURCE REPORTS, AND MINISTER OF DEFENSE GENERAL NGUYEN VAN VY

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BEEN CHARGED WITHTUSILua:sLit ANNOUNCEMENT OF MOBILIZATION IS NOT EXPECTED BEFORE THE MIDDLE CF NEXT WEEK.

expects hao press in its talks with

. for direct^negotiaiions between'th vietnamese

government and the nationally era! ion front and for frcn"^tffy

of these demands unacceptable to him and to every member of his government. 'thieu was reportedly anxious. military and economic aid continue unabated during any talks, calling aid essential fcr the government's survival.

3. .insistence on the gvn's central roleany real negotiations with hanoi and on theoalition solution

"reTent'aTionenuine coalition government; thieu called

TO BE THE MAIN THEMES CF PRESS EDITORIAL^-ANri PtiBUQ. STATEMENTS OF POLITICIANS. THE LOWER HOUSE INDEPENDENCE BLOC MADE THESE POINTSPRIL DECLARATION ADD,

THE LOWER HOUSE IS EXPECTED TORO-GOVERNMENT RESOLUTION TODAY SIMILAR TO THE ONE PASSED EARLIER BY THE SENATE.

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TENTATIVE PLANS IN TWO LOWER'KOUSE'.'SLOCS 'iOPEACE TERMS THAT THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE WOULDIF NOT^

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