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  • January 05, 1975

    Leadership of the Ministry of Public Security issues guidance for dealing with reactionaries in South Vietnam

    Comrade Tran Quoc Hoan, Minister of Public Security, presided over a meeting that he had convened to study and implement guidelines on conducting the struggle against reactionaries, in support of the General Offensive and General Uprising in South Vietnam.

  • January 06, 1975

    Cable from X2 [Pham Hung] to the Ba Dinh Party Current Affairs Committee [Central Office for South Vietnam – COSVN], Reply to Cable No. 46/B19

    Cable from Pham Hung to the Ba Dinh Party Current Affairs Committee describing the development of current battlefields and operational plans for the near future.

  • January 08, 1975

    Conclusion of Phase Two of the Politburo Conference (Excerpts)

    Excerpts describe the 1975 operations plan laid out by the Politburo, with guidelines on the mission and responsibility of military and political forces on the battlefields of Cochin China.

  • January 14, 1975

    Note from GDR Embassy in Pyongyang to Comrade Liebermann

    Everhartz summarizes remarks made by the Soviet Ambassador Gleb Aleksandrovich on Sino-DPRK relations and what the USSR ought to do to further their interests in North Korea.

  • January 15, 1975

    Cable No. 99/B01 from COSVN to the Politburo and X2 [Pham Hung]

    COSVN sent a cable to the Politburo and Pham Hung reporting on the situation in the past months and recommending some military adjustments.

  • January 22, 1975

    Protocol on steps to increase coordination between the Czechoslovak Ministry of the Interior and the Soviet Ministry of the Interior in 1975

    This agreement provides for short visits by employees of the Czechoslovak and Soviet Interior Ministries in the other country in order to share knowledge in the areas of criminology, security, scientific experimentation and academia. The two parties agree to semiannual exchanges on the most major security and criminal issues faced in each country. Dates for conferences are set and the number and titles of publications for exchange are listed. These publications concern security matters, criminology, military information and crime statistics.

  • January 26, 1975

    Letter from Neto to Cuban leadership, Dar-es-Salaam

    Letter from Neto to Cuban leadership requesting help in setting up schools and providing military training, weapons and expertise

  • January 28, 1975

    Note On a Conversation with USSR Embassy Counselor Comrade Pimenov on 24 January 1975 in the Soviet Embassy

    A note summarizing a conversation on the coverage of the People's Congress in China by "Rodong Sinmun" and a planned trip of Kim Il Sung to the Soviet Union.

  • January 31, 1975

    Urgent Note Regarding “the Visit” of K. Mijal in Beijing

    Deputy Foreign Minister Czapla describes the treatment of a leader of a Polish opposition party in Beijing

  • February 03, 1975

    Information about the Meeting with Comrade O. B. Rakhmanin and First Deputy Head of International Department of CC

    Contributor Rakhmanin discusses the domestic situation in China, current issues between China and the Soviet Union, and Franz-Josef Strauss' visit to China.

  • February 10, 1975

    Cable No. 727 from the Central Military Party Committee to Headquarters B4 [Thua Thien-Hue] and Headquarters B5 [Quang Tri]

    Vo Nguyen Giap, on behalf of the Central Military Party Committee, sent a cable to Headquarters B4 and B5 to give an assessment of the situation at the battlefields and issue operational guidelines for the Tri-Thien battlefield in 1975.

  • February 20, 1975

    J.F. Gaylard to Air Vice-Marshal H. Hawkins

  • February 25, 1975

    Central Military Party Committee to General Van Tien Dung

    On behalf of COSVN, Vo Nguyen Giap sent a cable to General Van Tien Dung to advise him on decision-making.

  • February 25, 1975

    COSVN Directive 02 on Our Operations During Phase 2 of the 1974-1975 Dry Season

    COSVN issues a directive assessing the results of Phase 1 of the 1974-1975 operation and laying out plans for Phase 2.

  • February 27, 1975

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, SECRET, No. 059.057

    The Embassy of Romania in Pyongyang reports on the military responses of North and South Korea to the growing number of clashes near the Northern Limit Line (NLL).

  • February 27, 1975

    Cable No. 810B from the Central Military Party Committee to the Current Affairs Committee of the Tri Thien Party Committee, the Current Affairs Committees of the B4 and B5 Party Committees, and the Tri Thien Region Party Committee

    On behalf of the Central Military Party Committee, Vo Nguyen Giap issues a directive on military operations, laying out battle plans to different regional committees.

  • March 01, 1975

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, SECRET, No. 059.060

    The Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang reports on the Northern Limit Line (NLL) dispute based on the remarks of Ri Jongmok, North Korean Deputy Foreign Minister

  • March, 1975

    Central Military Party Committee Cable Sent to General Van Tien Dung during the Course of the Attack on Ban Me Thuot

    Cable sent to General Van Tien Dung from the Central Military Party Committee with guidelines on the steps and methods of issuing propaganda.

  • March, 1975

    Task for the Operational Command Staff Exercise Soyuz-75 for the 4th Army

    This document outlines the politico-military situation in advance of a 17-25 March 1975 operational command staff exercise. The exercise scenario begins with a conventional offensive initiated by the 'Westerners' at 0600 on 17 March which escalated to a theater nuclear war by 19 March. This briefing document for exercise participants describes the military situation as of the morning of 19 March, including the tactical information on the geographic disposition, activities, and status of Warsaw Pact and 'Western' forces, air defense, communications, electronic warfare, and the situation in the rear. Appendices (included as a .pdf) contain detailed information on: The order of battle of the troops of the 4th Army, The availability of nuclear warheads and surface-to-air missiles [SAMs] in the 4th Army, Information about the nuclear strikes of the "Westerners," Information about the nuclear strikes by the "Easterners" on troops and objectives in the "Westerners" rear, Information about the engineer troops of the 4th Army, Information about the chemical troops of the 4th Army, Information about the signal troops of the 4th Army, Information about the rear of the 4th Army, The order of battle and the identified numbering of the formations and units of the "Westerners."

  • March 06, 1975

    Speech by Comrade Geng Biao of the CCP CC International Liaison Department at the Symposium on National Tourism Work

    Geng Biao, one of China's leading foreign policy officials in the mid-1970s, discusses the international situation and the international communist movement.