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Chances for a stable government in South Vietnam
Date of Creation:
September 8, 1964
Date of Declassification:
December 21, 1976
Type of Document:
Special National Intelligence Estimate
Level of Classification:
Status of Copy:
Pagination, Illustration:
20 p.
Chances for a stable government in South Vietnam [description of political situation as it effects Prime Minister Khanh's chances of restoring a stable govt. : suspicions between the military leadership and segments of the populace have increased; disunity within the military establishment and religious strife have produced discord among civilians; the Viet Cong are stronger; anti-American feeling is on the rise; dissatisfaction among Dai Viets; Pham Ngoc Thao's followers; and officers may lead to anti-govt. plotting; Buddhist demands have alarmed Catholics and may precipitate a new crisis]. Special National Intelligence Estimate, SNIE 53-64. Sept. 8, 1964. 9 p. Annex: Politically Influential Individuals and Principal Power Factors in South Vietnam [assessment of political support and aspirations of Gen. Nguyen Khanh, Gen. Duong Van Minh, Gen. Tran Thien Khiem, Thich Tri Quang, and Nguyen Xuan Oanh; evaluation of future role of Dalat generals; description of political activities of Dai Viets, Buddhists, Catholics, students, the VNQDD, the Viet Cong and the French]. 11 p. SECRET. Declassified Dec. 21, 1976.
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