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Situation appraisal as of 16 November 1963
Date of Creation:
November 16, 1963
Date of Declassification:
July 23, 1991
Type of Document:
Information report cable
Level of Classification:
Status of Copy:
Pagination, Illustration:
7 p.
The ruling Military Revolutionary Council, two weeks after the coup d'etat, appears to have overcome the initial pitfalls in the establishment of a new, if provisional, order and now must grapple with the longer-term and more difficult problems of getting on with the war against a still strong and determined enemy, of finding some institutional framework which can absorb and properly channel the re-emergent, but discordant, political forces which had long been suppressed by the Diem regime, and of limiting the discord within its own ranks sufficiently to permit the promised eventual transition to a permanent, popularly elected government.
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