• Short Summary

    LIEUTENANT-COLONEL LE TRUNG CHUYEN WAS A COMMANDER OF A NORTH VIETNAMESE ARMY REGIMENT OPERATING IN SOUTH VIETNAM'S MEKONG DELTA.

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    LIEUTENANT-COLONEL LE TRUNG CHUYEN WAS A COMMANDER OF A NORTH VIETNAMESE ARMY REGIMENT OPERATING IN SOUTH VIETNAM'S MEKONG DELTA. HE WAS IN THE SOUTH TWO YEARS UNTIL LAST AUGUST WHEN HE AND HIS WIFE TURNED THEMSELVES IN TO THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE AUTHORITIES.

    THIS WEEK LIEUTENANT-COLONEL CHUYEN MET NEWSMEN FOR THE FIRST TIME. HE SAID HE WAS 37 AND HAD BEEN A MEMBER OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY FOR 20 YEARS. HE SAID HE HAD DEFECTED BECAUSE HE WAS NOT SATISFIED WITH HIS JOB OR THE POLITICAL STAND OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY.

    LIEUTENANT-COLONEL CHUYEN SAID THE VIET CONG IN SOUTH VIETNAM WOULD QUICKLY BE DEFEATED IN INFILTRATION FROM NORTH VIETNAM WERE CUT OFF. HE SAID IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE VIET CONG TO CONTINUE ITS FIGHT WITHOUT MASSIVE AID.

    THE FORMER NORTH VIETNAMESE COMMANDER IS NOW WORKING FOR THE INTELLIGENCE SECTION OF THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE ARMY.

    THROUGH AN INTERPRETER, HE HAD THIS TO SAY:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8IXRWK23FI8WSUFMST0M5O3JI
    Media URN:
    VLVA8IXRWK23FI8WSUFMST0M5O3JI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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