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Title:
The Vietnam situation : an analysis and estimate. Chapter IV: Political developments and prospects in South Vietnam
Date of Creation:
May 23, 1967
Type of Document:
Report
Level of Classification:
NOT GIVEN
Status of Copy:
ORIGINAL
Pagination, Illustration:
25 p.
Abstract:
Since assuming political control in May 1965, the military government has successfully coped with the kinds of crises that toppled its predecessors, and has taken South Vietnam a significant way down the road toward constitutional government. For over a year, the military establishment has been quietly exploring ways of creating a political apparatus capable of ensuring continued military domination within a constitutional and representative system. This achievement has been based on the unity within the military establishment, which is now threatened by the sharpening rivalry between Ky and Thieu. Both of them have indicated that they will run for president in the next election.
Declassified Documents Reference System Location:
1989-003226