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Title:
Functioning and aims of "Inner Circle" of Generals who exercise power of decision in South Vietnam
Date of Creation:
August 10, 1967
Date of Declassification:
September 20, 1979
Type of Document:
Intelligence information cable
Level of Classification:
NOT GIVEN
Status of Copy:
SANITIZED
Pagination, Illustration:
5 p.
Abstract:
Functioning and Aims of "Inner Circle" of Generals Who Exercise Power of Decision in South Vietnam [the group is informally organized and has no name; PM Ky has been designated chairman but has no special power; the group attempts to decide all matters by consensus and avoids majority decisions; it intends to continue its activities if Thieu is elected president, and he will exercise independent executive authority only in routine matters; the group recognizes the need for democratic institutions but feels the people are not ready for democracy yet]. Intelligence Information Cable, TDCS DB-315/03167-67. Aug. 10, 1967. 5 p. Security classification not given. SANITIZED copy. Released Sept. 20, 1979. Johnson Library, NSF, Countries, Vietnam, CIA Intelligence Information Cables, July 27-Aug. 31, 1967.
Declassified Documents Reference System Location:
1980-234C