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  • May 08, 1969

    The Complete Ten-Point Solution of the National Liberation Front Regarding a Political Solution to the South Vietnam Question

    Announcement of the National Liberation Front's delegate at the 16th session of the Paris Conference: The Americans had to unconditionally withdraw their amy, military personnel, weapons, etc. and destroy their bases in Vietnam. The South Vietnamese would choose their political system through a general election without foreign intervention. In the meantime, a provisional government including members of all political groups would be formed. The North and the South would then reestablish normal relations and negotiate reunification peacefully without foreign intervention. Both would refrain from having military alliances and foreign military presence in their territories. The North and the South would discuss the release of POWs. The Americans would have to bear all responsibilities for the damage incurred in Vietnam during the war.

  • November 20, 1969

    North Vietnam Politburo Resolution No. 194-NQ/TW, On Policy Toward Captured American Pilots in North Vietnam

    North Vietnam Communist Party resolution containing detailed instructions for improving the treatment and living conditions of American prisoners of war.

  • September 17, 1970

    Eight Points of Clarification to the Ten-point Solution of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam

    Eight points of clarification put forward by the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam in the 84th session of the Paris Conference: The US had to withdraw unconditionally from Vietnam. If the US withdew by June 30, 1971, the revolutionary forces would not attack American and Allies' forces and negotiations on guaranteeing safety for the withdrawing forces and the release of POWs would be commenced immediately. The Provisional Revolutionary Government would talk to a new government without Thieu-Ky-Khiem (the three leaders of the government of South Vietnam) about a political solution in South Vietnam. The people of South Vietnam would choose their political regime through a general election without foreign intervention. The South and the North would then reestablish normal relations and negotiate reunification peacefully.

  • June 26, 1971

    Nine Points from the Democratic Republic of Vietnam Regarding a Political Solution in Vietnam

    Statement put forward by the DRV in a private meeting with American representatives: The US had to pull out completely from South Vietnam and other Indochinese countries by the end of 1971. The release of POWs and civilians captured during the war would be implemented simultaneously. The Americans had to stop supporting Thieu-Ky-Khiem (the three leaders of the government of South Vietnam), bear all responsibilities and pay compensation for all damages incurred in Vietnam. The US had to respect the 1954 Geneva Accords on Indochina and the 1965 Geneva Accords on Laos and stop all intervention in Indochina.

  • July 01, 1971

    A Seven-Point Declaration of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam

    Statement by the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam at the 119th session of the Paris Conference: The US had to set a specific date for troop withdrawal from Vietnam. If the US planned to finish complete withdrawal within 1971, troop withdrawal and the release of POWs would be started and ended on the same dates. The Americans had to stop supporting the Thieu administration. A new government would be formed which supported peace, independence, neutrality and democracy. The Provisional Revolutionary Government would talk to this new government about creating a National Conciliatory Government to carry out a general election. The North and the South would then peacefully negotiate reunification. South Vietnam would be neutral and establish relations with all countries. The US would bear all responsibilities for damages incurred in Vietnam.

  • July 13, 1971

    Memorandum, Deputy Chairman of the State Security Committee V Chebrikov

    Chebrikov reports on a proposal to transport a group of passengers from Hanoi to Paris, including American prisoners of war.

  • February 02, 1972

    Clarification of Two Pivotal Points in the Seven-Point Declaration of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam

    The Provisional Revolutionary Government's clarified two points in the Seven-point Declaration: First, the US had to set a definite date to withdraw unconditionally all of their forces in South Vietnam. That would also be the date when all POWs and detained civilians (including the captured American pilots in North Vietnam) would be released. Second, Nguyen Van THieu (President of South Vietnam) had to step down immediately. The government of South Vietnam had to stop the pacification policy, disband the concentration camps, release people detained for political reasons, etc.

  • April 18, 1975

    Party Secretariat Directive No. 218-CT/TW

    Directive by the Party Secretariat containing policy towards enemy soldiers who are captured or surrender during the liberation.

  • August 20, 1975

    COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee Guidance on Categorizing Detained Puppet Soldiers and Puppet Officials and Continuing to Hunt Down Reactionaries

    COSVN provides guidance on categorizing and detaining puppet soldiers and officials, after the victory of the resistance war.