Document abstracts from U.S. Declassified Documents Online are included with permission from the Gale Group. U.S. Declassified Documents Online requires a subscription to access. Current USask library patrons can use their NSID and password to access the collection through our subscription. The USask Library cannot provide access to full-text documents for anyone outside our institution. Check with your local library to see if they subscribe.

Full-text documents may be available online from Texas Tech University's Virtual Vietnam Archive.

Learn more about the project: Lam, Vinh-The, and Darryl Friesen. "A Web-based Database of CIA Declassified Documents on the Vietnam War." Online 28, no. 4 (2004): 31-35.

Advanced search...
Dang Van Sung's discussion of the current political situation and his belief that Ky's chances are better than Thieu's for election to the presidency
Date of Creation:
April 9, 1967
Date of Declassification:
September 13, 1989
Type of Document:
Intelligence information cable
Level of Classification:
Status of Copy:
Pagination, Illustration:
6 p.
On 25 March 1967, Dr. Dang Van Sung, a Deputy in the Constituent Assembly (CA), met with a group of his political followers, with whom he meets regularly, to discuss the political situation. He informed the group that his support had been solicited by two groups that are forming blocs in the CA, and by Ha Thuc Ky, of the Dai Viet Party, who plans to be a candidate for president. He said that he has made no commitments, but that he will not support Ha Thuc Ky. He discussed the coming presidential election. Sung expects Nguyen Cao Ky to be a candidate, and that unless there is an opposing candidate who has American support, Ky is certain to be elected. He compared Ky and Nguyen Van Thieu, and feels that Ky is the more adept and politically astute.
Declassified Documents Reference System Location: