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Views of Vietnamese Communists in Phnom Penh concerning the military coup of 11/1/63 against the Ngo Dinh Diem regime
Date of Creation:
November 4, 1963
Date of Declassification:
May 10, 1995
Type of Document:
Information report cable
Level of Classification:
Status of Copy:
Pagination, Illustration:
3 p.
Vietnamese Communists (VC) in Phnom Penh regarded the military coup d'etat of 1 November 1963 against the Diem regime as an American move to get rid of the Ngo Dinh family. The VC were surprised by the rapidity of the coup. Had it lasted longer the VC would have taken the opportunity to step up attacks, as the VC Radio called upon them to do in broadcasts on the night of 1 November. VC propaganda line is that the coup was only a change of American puppet regime. The VC are believed to be unhappy about the coup and the change of regime, since the unpopularity of the Diem regime was one of their greatest propaganda assets.
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