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Reason for failure of Tuyen group's planned 13 September coup and additional details on coup planning
Date of Creation:
September 16, 1963
Date of Declassification:
June 1, 1985
Type of Document:
Information report cable
Level of Classification:
Status of Copy:
Pagination, Illustration:
3 p.
On 14 September 1963 an individual in contact with the Tuyen coup group said that the latter planned to assassinate President Diem, Ngo Dinh Nhu, and high-ranking army generals during one of their regular meeting held at Gia Long Palace. The Tuyen group allegedly had an individual in the Palace with the capability of detonating a demolition charge which would blow up the meeting room and its occupants. The coup action scheduled for 13 September did not take place because Nhu unexpectedly left town and did not return in time for the meeting on that day. The next meeting of Diem, Nhu, and the generals is scheduled for 20 September at which time the coup may be initiated.
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