Some Findings of the Viet Cong Motivation and Morale Study

June-December 1965

by Leon Goure, A. J. Russo, D. H. Scott


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A study of Viet Cong captives and defectors, civilian refugees, and North Vietnamese cadres and regulars. The Memorandum emphasizes the testimony of Viet Cong captives and defectors who came into government hands from June to December 1965. The interviews are not offered as a statistical sample, but as a body of evidence that yields impressions and suggests ways to exploit the current vulnerabilities of the Viet Cong.

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