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  • January 23, 1967

    Secret North Vietnam Politburo Cable

    The Vietnamese Politburo informs COSVN (the communist command in South Vietnam) of new developments in the war, stating that international opinion is turning against the US after the escalated bombing of North Vietnam. It then outlines the Vietnamese "Talk-Fight" strategy.

  • January 21, 1968

    Secret North Vietnam Politburo Cable

    The Vietnamese Politburo informs COSVN (the communist command in South Vietnam) of plans to form a new front, the “Alliance of National, Democratic, and Peace Forces.” This group was to work to undermine the American war effort

  • April 03, 1968

    Secret North Vietnam Politburo Cable

    The Vietnamese Politburo informs COSVN (the communist command in South Vietnam) of developments in the war following the 1968 Tet Offensive.

  • April 08, 1968

    Secret North Vietnam Politburo Cable

    The Vietnamese Politburo informs COSVN (the communist command in South Vietnam) of developments in the United States domestic politics which have impacted President Johnson's strategy in Vietnam. It also discusses goals for the upcoming diplomatic contacts with the US.

  • October 10, 1968

    Secret North Vietnam Politburo Cable No. 320

    The Vietnamese Politburo briefs COSVN (the communist command in South Vietnam) on domestic politics in the United States and the possible impact of the upcoming US election. Based on the US situation, the Politburo had decided to adjust their current negotiation strategy and seek an immediate agreement with the US to end the bombing of North Vietnam.

  • October 15, 1968

    Secret North Vietnam Politburo Cable No. 323

    The Vietnamese Politburo informs COSVN (the communist command in South Vietnam) that as a result of US demands, the South Vietnamese government would be allowed to participate in the upcoming four-party conference on the Vietnam War. This was a reverse of the Politburo's earlier position that South Vietnam should not be involved in the talks.

  • October 20, 1968

    Secret North Vietnam Politburo Cable

    The Vietnamese Politburo updates COSVN (the communist command in South Vietnam) on the progress of plans for a four-party conference with the US.

  • December 12, 1968

    Secret North Vietnam Politburo Cable

    The Vietnamese Politburo updates COSVN (the communist command in South Vietnam) on the progress of plans for a four-party conference with the US. It discusses the upcoming inauguration of President Nixon and the Vietnamese negotiation strategy.

  • January 19, 1973

    COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee Issues Directive on Urgent Tasks After a Political Settlement was Concluded

    On 19 January 1973, the COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee issued a directive on policies and urgent tasks to be implemented after a political settlement was reached and a ceasefire was implemented, before the signing of the Paris Agreement.

  • February 25, 1973

    COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee Guidance on the Struggle to Demand that our Opponents Implement the Paris Agreement

    COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee sent a cable to the local areas, following the instructions given in Directive 02/CT73 to prepare for the struggle in South Vietnam after the Paris Agreement was signed.

  • March 09, 1973

    Meeting of the COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee to Discuss Policy Guidelines and Struggle Goals of the South Vietnamese Revolution following the Implementation of the Paris Agreement

    Summary from a meeting of the COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee held on March 9 and 10, 1973, to discuss the situation in South Vietnam and lay out goals and strategies for the revolution following the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

  • March 27, 1973

    COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee Lays Out Immediate Missions and A Number of Urgent Tasks After Two Months of Implementing the Paris Agreement

    Two months after the Paris Agreement and ceasefire, COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee issues a directive to address the precarious situation among all sides and lay out guidelines on urgent tasks to be carried out.

  • May 25, 1973

    COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee Issues Information Bulletin No. 06/TT 73 on the Le Duc Tho-Kissinger Talks (17 to 22 May 1973)

    The COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee report on steps to be taken against the United States.

  • June 30, 1973

    COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee Guidance on Stepping up Struggle Activities Demanding that the U.S. and the Puppets Implement our Post-Paris Agreement Proposals

    Upon submitting a Post-Paris Agreement proposal at the negotiating table with the U.S. and the DRV, the COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee issues an announcement that requests all levels of command and all branches to launch another struggle phase focusing on three urgent issues: ceasefire; exchange of detained civilian personnel; and guaranteeing the right to freedom and democracy.

  • January 11, 1974

    COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee Policy of Maintaining Good Relations with Cambodia In the New Situation

    The COSVN offers 3 proposals for improving relations with Cambodian revolutionaries.

  • March 06, 1974

    COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee Guidance on Strengthening Vietnamese-Cambodian Relations and Combat Solidarity

    The COSVN seeks to improve Cambodian-Vietnamese relations in the wake of several "minor clashes over various problems."

  • July 28, 1974

    COSVN Plenum Number 13 (Expanded) to Review the Situation and to Establish the Revolution’s Guidelines, Directions, Missions, and Requirements for Late 1974 and 1975

    After the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the withdrawal of U.S. troops, COSVN holds a full Party conference to agree on its assessment of the situation and to set out directions and missions for late 1974 and 1975

  • August 18, 1974

    Cable from the COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee to the Politburo Reporting on the Results of COSVN’s 13th Party Plenum

    Cable from the COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee to the Politburo reporting on the results of COSVN’s 13th Party Plenum, including all aspects of the situation since the dissemination of COSVN Resolution 12 and on the implementation of the Central Committee’s Resolution 21.

  • September 20, 1974

    COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee Provides Guidance to Shape the Struggle Movement in South Vietnam’s Cities

    The COSVN seeks to shape protests led by a Catholic priest against corruption in South Vietnam.

  • October 19, 1974

    COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee Provides Guidance for the Political Struggle in the Cities of South Vietnam for the Final Days of 1974

    The COSVN seeks to support the Buddhist and Catholic protest movements in South Vietnam.