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Major General Tran Van Don details the present situation in South Vietnam
Date of Creation:
August 24, 1963
Date of Declassification:
April 12, 1976
Type of Document:
Information report
Level of Classification:
Status of Copy:
Pagination, Illustration:
14 p.
Major General Tran Van Don details the present situation in South Vietnam; the plan to establish martial law; and his views on South Vietnam's future (it is impossible to be rid of the Nhus. Diem makes decisions, but he relies heavily on Nhu as an advisor; army morale is deteriorating; Buddhists seem to hold sway over the people; army was given orders to attack the Buddhist pagoda at Xa Loi). Information Report, TDCS DB-3/656,252. Aug. 24, 1963. 14 p. Security classification not given. SANITIZED copy. Released Apr. 12, 1976.
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