OBSERVATIONS ON CONDITIONS ON HANOI AS OF 7 JULY.

Created: 7/7/1967

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Ofi CONDITIONS IN HANOI ASULY.

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CM THE EVENING OF 7

MOST OF THE CITY OF HANOI HAS

SMALLF THE WESTERN AND CENTRAL PAST Cr

CITY WFRE 3LACXED OUT.

GIA LAr AIRPORT, THE USUA) TWO

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WERE BEING EMPLOYED IN THE PARKING AREA. GIA LAM

ITSELF WASORMALLY LIGHTED.

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GHTED. THE PONT DES RAPIDES WAS

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UUDSPGOIMG REPAIR WERE HELL 'CAMOUFLAGED. WATER CONSUMPTION APPEARED NORMAL. HANOI OFFICIALS HAVE, HOWEVER, BECOME CONCERNED WITH THE POSSIBILITY OFORMAL PERIOJ OF DROUGHT. IHE LEVEL OF THE RED RIVER IS FHOM TtfC TO THREE METHiS BELOW ITS USUALHERE IS CONCERN AHOUT HAVING SUFFICIENT WATER FOR THE FORTHCOMING RICE SEASON. HANOI OFFICIALS HAVE, IN FACT, ALREADYTICE THAT EMERGENCY MEASURES MIGHTECESSARY TTCTRASS-FSR WATER FROM ONE RICE AREA TO ANOTHERIKE SYSTEM. SIGNS WERE OBSERVED IN TMB CITY DIRECTING INHABITANTS TO HELP EACH

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TRANSPORT in HANOI WAS NORMAL. TRAMWAYS WEREG AND TRAFFIC was MOVING AT ITfc NORMAL PACE. THERE was NO EVIDENCE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK.

EAVY CONVOY WAS SIGHTED AT 0 HOURS HANOI time, which COINCIDED WITH HE ARRIVAL OF THE ICC PLANE. WHEN the AIRCRAFT left0 HO jrs THE CONVOY had ALREADY MOVED E CITY of HANOI.

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AM'IASSAOOR BUNKER, DEPUTY AMBASSADOR LOCKE, MR. CAI.MllIf) US1ACV CSESCftAL WESTMORELAND,AJ1S, AMBASSADOR Klj;iER, GENERAL KERVIN, CESERAL DAVinSOM) CI3CPAC (ADMIRAL SJZRP AND POLAD) PACAF (GENERAL RYAIO ?ACFLT CADMIRAL JOHNSON) AffPfje (GENERAL BEACH) 7TH AIR FORCE

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