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Title:
Possible replacement of Prime Minister Huong by Nguyen Luu Vien; political pressure on Director General of National Police Hai by Huong's close associates
Date of Creation:
July 25, 1968
Date of Declassification:
September 19, 1996
Type of Document:
Intelligence information cable
Level of Classification:
NOT GIVEN
Status of Copy:
SANITIZED
Pagination, Illustration:
7 p.
Abstract:
Police Chief Colonel Hai ---- told by Lam Van Gioi, Prime Minister Huong's brother, that Huong probably will retire in about six months and be replaced by Nguyen Luu Vien. Huong and Minister at the Prime Minister's Office Huynh Van Dao are aware of and approve the plan. In the meantime, Huong supporters will try to place as many of their number as possible in key government posts. Hai has recently had several disagreements with Gioi over the latter's request for appointment by Hai of "long-time secret Huong supporters" to important police posts. Hai is also having trouble with Dao. After Hai refused to appoint Dao's brother as his Deputy or Chief of Staff, Dao persuaded Huong to sign a decree which sets up three Deputy Directors for the National Police. Dao has nominated his brother for one of these posts. Hai considers Dao to be the man with the most influence on Huong, while Interior Minister Khiem has the most with President Thieu.
Declassified Documents Reference System Location:
1997-1824