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Agreement between Nguyen Khanh and the Young Turks
Date of Creation:
October 1, 1964
Date of Declassification:
September 24, 1985
Type of Document:
Intelligence information cable
Level of Classification:
Status of Copy:
Pagination, Illustration:
5 p.
The Young Turks were impatient with Khanh and a few days earlier were talking of removing him, and the Triumvirate by force. However, an amicable conference on 29 September at Vung Tau with Khanh and several of the Young Turks brought an agreement. The agreement involved sending General Tran Thien Khiem abroad on a goodwill trip, eventual trial of those involved in the 13 September abortive coup and retirement of the Da Lat generals from military service. The Vung Tau conference also talked of political matters. The group envisaged Khanh returning to strictly military duties on 27 October. At this time Duong Van Minh would inherit by default the position of Prime Minister. Eventually the group envisaged a referendum for the purpose of selecting a Prime Minister. If in the interval Minh happened to perform well he might even be the choice. The group also spoke of the need for the US to support Khanh.
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