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Progress of Huynh Van Lang and Pham Ngoc Thao with plans for coup d'etat
Date of Creation:
September 11, 1963
Date of Declassification:
June 1, 1985
Type of Document:
Information report cable
Level of Classification:
Status of Copy:
Pagination, Illustration:
4 p.
Huynh Van Lang, Saigon University economics professor, and Lieutenant Colonel Pham Ngoc Thao, currently assigned to the presidency, by 11 September 1963 had the support of four general officers and a unit commander in the Presidential Guard for their planned coup d'etat. Timing of the coup depended upon a favorable balance of supporting troops in the Saigon area. A secondary plan called for elimination of the Nhus through ambush when Madame Nhu returned from the airport.
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