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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.
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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

                                
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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,

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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.