ATTITUDE OF NORTH VIETNAM AND VIET CONG LEADERS AND PEOPLE TOWARD WAR

Created: 7/8/1967

OCR scan of the original document, errors are possible

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Intelligence Information Cable w

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NORTH

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AND JUNE . >

SUBJECT: ATTITUDE OF NORTH VIETNAM AND VIET CONG LEADERS AND PEOPLE TOWARD WAR

|DQNO IS FED-.

UP WITH THE WAR. HO CHI HINH, HOWEVER, DOES NOT SHARE THISO HAS HIS HEAD IN THE CLOUDS AND IS OUT OF TOUCH WITH THE REALITY OF THE WAR.

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WHO DO MOST OF THE FIGHTING IN THE WAR ARE BETWEEN THE AGES OF FIFTEEN AND TWENTY-FIVE. THEY HAVE NEVER KNOWN ANYTHING 9UT WAR AND THEY ARE PSYCHOLOGICALLY CONDITIONED TO BELIEVE THAT THE ONLY END THE WAR CAN HAVE IS VICTORY FOR THEIR SIDE.

3. IN DISCUSSING AN EXTREMELY HARD-LINETHE WAR IN VIETNAM WHICH WAS HADE BY DINKCHIEF OF THE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT <NLF) BUDAPEST AND HEAD OF THE NLF DELEGATION TOCAS BEEN

IN BUDAPEST FOR TWO YEARS WITHOUT RETURNING TO HANOI.

ESULT OF THIS, THI HAD NOT SHARED THE HARDSHIPS Or THE PEOPLE LIVIN3 IN NORTH VIETNAM AND CONCEIVES

THAT THE PiOPLE CAN ENDURE THESE HARDSHIPS INDEFINITELY.

IS EASYAXE A HARD LUE 0HWAR

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WHEN LIVING IN BUDAPEST."

- spEECH THI DELIVERED ATWAS SOFTER THAN THE ONE KE THI THEN

DECIDED NO NLF DELEGATION WOULD ATTEND THE CONFERENCE.

(C)

SEpfJET

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