INSUBORDINATION CHARGES AGAINST I CORPS COMMANDER THI TO BE PRESENTED TO DIRECT

Created: 3/9/1966

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SU3JECT* INSUBORDINATION CHARGES AGAINST TO BE PRESENTED TO DIRECTORATARCH. DO I 6 PADA

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V CTORATE0 HOURS ONARCH TO BE ATTENDED BYMEMBERS. KY HILLORPS COMMANDER NGUYEN CHANHINSUBORDINATION AND ASKOTE OF THE DIRECTORATEREMOVAL FROM HIS COMMAND. KY'S CHARGES WILL BE BASEDORPS AREA RESULTING FROM THX'S "WAR LORD"INTENDS TO TELL THE DIRECTORATE THAT CONTINUED ACTIVITY OFON THE PART OF THI WILL OBSTRUCT THE CENTRALDEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS IN THE AREA. THIS WILL NOTWITH POLITICAL MOVES AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT. AOFTHE DIRECTORATE'S TEN REGULAR MEMBERS WILL DECIDENOT ACTION WILL BE TAKEN AGAISST THI.

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gei < | eives there vill be no difficulty in obtaining

a majority vote yUPPURT in6spoken to deputy prime

minister nguyen huu co about the contemplated action against thi AND co is fully prepared to support ky. accordinghe only directorate emmber WHO might possible sympathize TttTWhi is iv corps commander dang van quang and this is unlikely. ^mWM thinks thi will accept the decision OF the directorate. H

3- .prime wininter has spoken to national police director pham van lieu about the charges against thi, and lieu has indicated he believes the charges justified. lieu siad he had been aware that thi had been acting improperly and that he himself has not been involved in any way with thi's actions.

two possible alternatives for thi's future assignment have been discussed: the post OF vietnamese ambassador to bangkok,r one or two years in the united states for study or training. thi will probably be given some choice in the

according to general II no special security precautions will be taken TO counteract possible moves by thi in order to

avoid any appearanceack of confidence or authority onthe lI'MHaflbiilMS

part ok the central government. on the

government leaders would"act likenot believe

thi would receive any significant supporthallenge to the

directorate's authority. the only support he might possibly

receive would be the sixth and eighth airborne battalions in central

vietnam.

ember ofrivate staff, on the9 march ngo tran anh, secretary of state for inspection inminister's office, was sent to huepcial mission to

meet with buddhist leader thich Rl quang. I

anh's mission may be to brief tri quang as to what to expect. ICI it is also possible that anh wight be going to hue in responsearning from tri quang THAT central vietnam buddhists might question thi'emoval. within THE past few months, however, thi and TRI quang have appeared TO be moving apart. selection of anh for the mission TO hue probably based ON this long- tandinghhendship with tri quang.

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