MISCELLANEOUS OBSERVATIONS IN HANOI

Created: 6/9/1967

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RELATIVELY SMALL SOLID CONCRETE BU|LO|NG WITH MANY ELECTRIC CABLES EMANATING FROM IT AND WITH THE WORKS LOCATED UNDERGROUND, THEREARGE POWER PLANT UNDERNEATH THE MAIN POWER STATIOn'wHICH APPARENTLY HAS NOT BEEN SEVERELY DAMAGED. THERE HAS BEEN NO RATIONING OF ELECTRICITY. AUTHORITIES HAVE URGED ALL RESIDENTS INCLUDING THE FOREIGN COMMUNITY TO

N THE USE OF AIR CONDITIONERS AND OTHER ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES. HOWEVER, NO EFFORT HAS BEEN EXERTED TO ENFORCE THIS EDICT AND THE PLEAS HAVE BEEN DISREGARDED BY RESIDENTS. APART FROM THE IMMEDIATE EFFECTS OF THENDAY BOMBINGS, THERE HAS NOT BEEN ANY SHORTAGE OF WATER IN HANOI.

3. DURING THE AIR RAIDS, THE WELL TRAINED POPULACE RESPOND TO THE AIR RAID ALARMSNG TO THE AIR RAiD SHELTERS QUICKLYISCIPLINED FASHION. EW REMAIN OUTSIDE BUTN THE VICINITY OF THE SHELTERS IN CASE OF AN ACTUAL RAID.

THE HAJ3RITY OF CHILDREN AND OLD PEOPLE HAVE BEEN RELOCATED in AREAS WITHIN AN EIGHT TO SIXTY KILOMETER RADIUS AROUND HANOI, ONLY THOSE WHO ARE ENGAGED IN SOME ESSENTIAL INDUSTRY OR ACTIVITY REMAIN IN TOWN. ALL SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN CLOSED AND ARE NOW OPERATING IN SMALL GROUPS DISPERSED OUTSIDE OF HANOI. THE PEOPLE ARE NOT SENT TO ANY SPECIFIC RELOCATION SPOTS, BUT RATHER SEEK REFUGE WHEREVER THEY CAN, NO ONE LIVING OUTSIDE OF HANOI IS PERMITTED TO REFUSE' SHELTER TO THEM. MANY WHO ARE SENT OUT OF HANOI RETURN, BUT THEY ARE SENT.THERE ARE MANY SOVIET BUSES IN EVIDENCE BOTH IN HANOI AND IN

THEHE HOURS OF OPERATION ARE0 TO OoOO HOURS IN THE MORNING AND AFTER

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HAVE BEEN RELOCATED OUTSIDE Of HANOI BUT ACTUAL LOCATIONS ARE UNKNOWN. THE DEFENSE MINISTRY IS STILL LOCATED IN HANOI. '

THE SOVIETS WANTED TO

CONTROL THE TRANSSHIPMENT OF SOVIET GOODS FROM THE USSR THROUGH CHINA TO NORTHTHE CHINESE OBJECTED AND STATED THAT THEY WOULD ASSUME CONTROL AT THE AT THIS POINT THE NORTH VIETNAMESE OFFICIALS INTERVENED AND SAID THAT IFAND CHINA WERE XING TO DISAGREE OVER THIS, THEN NORTH VIETNAM WOULD NOT CONTINUE THE AGREEMENT ATTAINEDOMPROMISE HEREBY THE NORTH VIETNAMESECONTROL AT THEIET BORDER. IN JANUARYPLANNED TO IMPORT FINNED MORTARS POSSIBLY lllOMM WITH riVE MILE RANGE WICHSAME TYPE WHICH WERE USED TO SHELL DAN ANG AIR BASE TWO MONTHS

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AMERICAN PILOT, SHOT DOWNAY RAID, WAS DISPLAYEDRESS0 HOURS, WHEN HE SHOWED SOME RELUCTANCE TO BOW TO THE PRESS THREE TIMES, HEON THE HEADORTH VIETNAMESE SOLDIER UNTIL HE THIS

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PACFLT SEVENTH AIR FORCE.

TREATMENT RESEMBLED SOMEWHAT THE EXHIBITION OF LIEUTENANT COMMANDER RICHARD STRATTON

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