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Buddhists in South Vietnam
Date of Creation:
June 28, 1963
Date of Declassification:
October 15, 1981
Type of Document:
Office of Current Intelligence special report
Level of Classification:
Status of Copy:
Pagination, Illustration:
9 p., ill.
The Buddhists in South Vietnam [historical background and role of Buddhists in South Vietnam, the events leading up to current Buddhist unrest, Buddhist grievances against the perceived "pro-Catholic" Diem regime, and the personalities involved in the two major Buddhist sects are reviewed. While Communists attempt to exploit Buddhist unrest and have attempted to infiltrate its leadership ranks, the movement is considered basically not Communist-directed. The outlook is for more radical Buddhists to control the movement if grievances are not settled soon]. Office of Current Intelligence, Special Report, SC No. 00598/63A. June 28, 1963. 9 p., il. SECRET to CONFIDENTIAL. NO FOREIGN DISSEM. Declassified Oct. 15, 1981. Kennedy Library, NSF, Countries, Vietnam, Vol. 2, June 1963, Box 197.
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