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Military plan for overthrow of the Diem regime
Date of Creation:
July 8, 1963
Date of Declassification:
March 11, 1985
Type of Document:
Information report cable
Level of Classification:
Status of Copy:
Pagination, Illustration:
2 p.
There was a military plan for an overthrow of the government and that except for one or two general officers, all were in agreement. The plan consists of a military ruler advised by a committee of three. The reason for the military takeover was that President Diem had failed to act in the best interests of Vietnam on the occasion of the 8 May Buddhist incident in Hue. The entire Ngo family must be eliminated but the plan did not specify whether they would be killed or merely exiled from Vietnam. When the military group assumes power over the government, elections will be announced immediately and will be held from three to six months following the takeover of power.
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