COMMENTS ON THE EFFECTS OF US AIR STRIKES, MISSILE LAUNCHINGS, TRANSPORTATION D

Created: 6/8/1967

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OF ATTACKING UNITED STATES AIRCRAFT ESULT ,OTHERS BELIEVED THE^GDVEkMHOT'S STATISTICS ON THE NUMBERS. AIRCRAFT DOWNED IN THE AIR vax.

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AIR MISSILES WERE MOT EFFECTIVE AGAINST ATTACKING AIRCRAFT ( IN.

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FACT, THESE MISSILES HAMY TECS CTT AWRY AMD CAUSED EXIEMSIVE

AHDNG THE CIVILIAN ISSILE, THE SOUiiD Or TtfO EXPLOSIONS, ONE IMMEDI-

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ATELY BEHIND THE OTHER, WAS HEARD. HOWEVER, AND THIS WAS MORE OFTOI THE CASE, IF ONLY ONE EXPLOSION VAS HEARD, THIS MEANT THE SILE HAD FAILED TO EXPLODE IN THE AIR AND WAS HURDLING BACX TO EARTH.

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HIE FOUR DAYS TO TRAVEL FROM HANOI TO LANGISTANCE WHICH HE rtAD TO WALX. HE STATED THAT HE WAS'LEFT WITH THE IMPRESSION

TftfiT GREAT DAMAGECOMUNIHAD BEEN WROUGHT BY THE AMERICANS^ PORT FACILITIES, INDUS-

TRIAL SITES, MILITARY, GOVERNMENT, AND PRIVATE STRUCTURES, BRIDGES, RAIL LINES, WATER WAYS, AND MOTOR ROUTES HAD ALL BEEN

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FOOD WERE BEING ASKED IN THE BLACK MARKET IN HAIPHONG I PORK,

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OONGS PER KILO, AS COMPARED TO THE OFFICIAL PRICEONGS PER KILO WHICH WAS LIMITEDRAMS PER PERSON MONTHLY;ONGS PER KILO AND BECOMING INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT TO FIND; AND FRESHONGS PER KILO. AS FOR PHARMACEUTICALS, IT WAS DIFFICULT EVEN IN STATE DRUGTO FIND SUCH SIMPLE PREPARATIONS AS THOSE USED TO TREAT HEADACHES, STOMACH DISORDERS, FEVER, AND DIARRHEA.

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