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Background on the establishment of Martial Law
Date of Creation:
August 23, 1963
Date of Declassification:
June 28, 1991
Type of Document:
Information report cable
Level of Classification:
Status of Copy:
Pagination, Illustration:
3 p.
Ngo Dinh Nhu was the main force behind the plan to declare Martial Law for South Vietnam which was developed about 6 August 1963 during a meeting of several high-ranking army officers headed by Major General Tran Van Don. General Don had been assured that no casualties would occur during the roundup of Buddhists.
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