[0021-71.CM 04/14/96] (NETWORK NOTE: This document was scanned and retyped to make it an ASCII file. The Block format of a USG document was altered to just "text") REPRODUCED AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES DECLASSIFIED PER EXECUTIVE ORDER 12356, SECTION 3.3, NND PROJECT NUMBER NIYD 96F002, BY RB1VSW, DATE 2/16/96 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE REPORT Note: This Document contains information affecting the national defense of the United States within the meaning of the espionage laws. Title 18, U.S.C., Sec 793 and 794. The transmission or revelation of its contents in any manner to an unauthorized person is prohibited by law. CONFIDENTIAL This report contains unprocessed information. Plans and/or policies should not be evolved or modified solely on the basis of this report. [RAND STAMPED W33552] 1. Country: VN 2. Subject: (U) Activities of Dissident Groups in NVN 3. ISC Number: 701.400 4. Date of Information: 1965 to 1970 5. Place and Date of Acq: CMIC, Saigon, VS Dec 71 6. Evaluation Source F Information 6 7. Source: PW Interrogation 8. Report Number: 6 029 0021 72 9. Date of Report: 3 Feb 72 10. No. of Pages: 3 11. References: DIRM: 1C1b 12. Origination: US Element, CMIC, USMACV 13. Prepared by: RAY MATUS, SP7, USA 14. Approving Authority: (signed) LAVERN A. GUSTAFSON, MAJ, USA, Acting Dir, US Elm, CMIC 15. Summary: (C) This report contains information extracted from ARVN Interrogation Report No. 05345, dtd 27 Dec 71, concerning the activities of dissident groups in NVN, to include groups of HANOI and HAIPHONG Cities, and the names of some of these groups. 1. (C) Background Information. The information in this report was provided by the following individuals: (a) NGUYEN TAT DUNG (NGUYEENX, TAATS ZUNGX) (1) Rank: Soldier (2) Position and Unit of Assignment: Soldier, 2d Co, 7th Bn, 88th Regt, 308th Div (3) Capture Data: Captured by unidentified ARVN troops in LAOS on 21 Mar 71 (NFI) 16. DISTRIBUTION BY ORIGINATOR: DIA 1 cy DIRNSA 1 cy SAC 1 cy CINPAC 1 cy CINPAC AF 2 cys CINCUSARPAC 2 cys COMUSMACTHAI 1 cy MACJ212-2 2 cys MACJ213-1 1 cy MACJ23 1 cy MACJ231 10 cys 17. DOWNGRADING DATA: GROUP 3 DOWNGRADED AT 12 YEAR INTERVALS NOT AUTOMATICALLY DECLASSIFIED THIS DOCUMENT IS RELEASEABLE TO REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM AND FREE WORLD MILITARY ASSISTANCE FORCES 18: ATTACHMENT DATA: None page 2 of 3 b. LE VAN THANH (LEE, VEAN THANH), aka LE VAN THONG (LEE, VEAN THOONG) (1) Rank: PFC (2) Position and Unit of Assignment: Soldier, lst Sub-unit, 1st Co, 471st Naval Sapper Bn, MR-5 (3) Capture Date: Captured by unidentified US forces in QUANG NAM Province, RVN, on 12 Jun 71 (NFI) c: NGUYEN VAN THUAN (NGUYEENX, VEAN THUAANV) (1) Rank: Unknown (2) Position and Unit of Assignment: Soldier; 1st Sqd, 1st Plat, C-25 Sapper Co, F-24 Regt, WS-7 (NFI) (3) Capture Data: None provided (2) (C) Dissident Groups and Activities in NVN. These groups oppose violence, war and NVN Government policies concerning inmates in prisons. They are primarily covert in nature because of the strict control of the people and the tight security system in NVN. The formation of these groups is very difficult since all movement and travel is controlled by the NVN Government; therefore, the groups have only been able to engage in propoganda activities and not in open, active revolution. The following is the specific information provided by the above listed sources: a. NGUYEN TAT DUNG: In 1968 and 1969, there were demonstrations in HANOI and HAIPHONG Cities (NFI). Groups such as the BLACK TIGER (COP DEN), BLUE DRAGON (RONG XANH), the falling yellow leaves (LA VANG ROI), and the golden music (NHAC VANG) demonstrated by wearing tight clothing and singing South Vietnamese songs. Also, in order to delay its date of infiltration in the RVN, a battalion (NFI) cam from the HAIPHONG area (CMIC NOTE: Although not mentioned in the report, the battalion probably came to HANOI City) to gain permission to on on leave before infiltrating. This unit was also involved in a confrontation with the Public Security Force (NFI). Finally, on 2 Sep 70, leaflets were distributed in HAIPHONG City with such themes as "Down with NVN Draft Policies" and "Youth of HAIPHONG City are ready to demonstrate." b. LE VAN THANH: IN Feb 70, Source's unit (NFI) was sent to quell a disturbance caused by 250 inmates. Most of the prisoners were prostitutes, theives, or members of the NHAC VANG Group. During a work detail, prisoners on the detail attacked the guards, burned down some houses, and beat up workers from a nearby salt mine. When this started, many of the other inmates joined in (NFI). c. NGUYEN VAN THUAN: The NHAT TAN DAN DOC Group was formed long ago by the Montagnards living in the highlands of NVN. Its purpose was to resist the Communist Party and the NVN Government. In 1965 and 1966, page 3 of 3 this group organized a revolt to gain control of the government of DAI TU District, BAC THAI Province, but the revolt was unsuccessful and a number of the members of the group were captured. This group still exists and still engages in anti-Communist/anti-NVN Government propaganda activities. (U) ARVN Element CMIC Comments: Sources were cooperative and knowledgeable in the above subjects. Due to their short period of time in the service; however, they were not knowledgeable in military matters.