1. SENIOR GENERALS' DECISION NOT TO OPPOSE TRAN VAN HUONG AS PRIME MINISTER AS

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1. SENIOR GENERALS' DECISION NOT TO OPPOSE TRAN VAN HUONG AS PRIME MINISTER AS LONG AS HE AVOIDS INVOLVEMENT IN MILITARY AFFAIRS

2- NATURE AND FORM OF AGREEMENT SIGNED BY GENERALS ON7

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la ONAYHE SENIOR GENERALSERIES OF MEETINGS WITH VICE PRESIDENT NGUYEN CAO KY IN THEFFICE TO DISCUSS THEIR POSTURE TOWARD PRESIDENT NGUYEN VAN THIEU

and prime minister designate iran van huong. the generals decided to take no action against thieu and toait-and-see attitude toward huong. the generals will give huong

- their tacit approval as long as he does not meddle in the Internal affairs of the armed forces.

he geberals called the meetings because thieu had hot consulted them regarding huong's appointment as prime minister, ky. for example, was not even officially informed by tkieu of his plan to appoint huong5 hours onay; when the note arrived from thieu's office, ky was in nka trans* the generals view tkieu's behavior in the matteriolation of the agreement that the senior generals, including thieu, signed after theuneeeting at which thieu was designated the military presidential candidate.

i ks, ky showed an aide the much-discussed ?

and frequently denied agreement, which consists of two typewritten * pages. the document states that whoever among thes designated as the group's presidential candidate agrees that he will not make any major policy decisions as president without the advise and consent of the council of generals. the agreement

TH*Us"cLEARLY ESTABLISHED THE COUNCIL OF GENERALS AS THE BEHIK>-

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CENES POWER IN THE GOVERNMENT. KY SIGNED AS CHAIRMAN AND AJOR GENERAL NGUYEN DUC THANG AS SECRETARY GENERAL, WHILE SIGNEDIS SIGNATURE APPEARING IN FOURTH PLACEHE DOCUMENT. KY TOLD'HIS AIDE THAT THANG HAD ACTUALLYHE. AGREEMENT.

:J A. (FIELD COMMENT: THE EXISTENCE OR' NON-EXISTENCE OF THIS' v

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5. FIELD DISSEM: STATE (AMBASSADOR BUNKER, DEPUTY AMBASSADOROLITICAL COUNSELOR) USMACV (GENERALWESTMORELAND, GENERAL ABRAMS,OMER, CHIEF OF 7TH AIR FORCE (GENERAL MOMYER ONLY) CINCPAC

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