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Title:
Directives to Provincial Police and Military Security Service chiefs to secure control of village governmental machinery and to report on village election candidates and electoral process as well as on all provincial organizations and their officers
Date of Creation:
March 23, 1967
Date of Declassification:
April 27, 1993
Type of Document:
Intelligence information cable
Level of Classification:
NOT GIVEN
Status of Copy:
SANITIZED
Pagination, Illustration:
7 p.
Abstract:
Brigadier General Nguyen Ngoc Loan has directed Provincial Police and Military Security Service (MSS) chiefs to take steps aimed at achieving National Police/MSS directing influence over village and hamlet government bodies by controlling their members. This control is to be achieved without the knowledge of provincial chiefs. The Provincial Police and MSS chiefs have also been directed to submit regular reports to National Police Headquarters on the progress and developments of the village elections as well as detailed reports on all candidates and on all provincial organizations and their officers.
Declassified Documents Reference System Location:
1993-003074