VIEWS OF VIETNAMESE COMMUNISTS (DELETED) CONCERNING THE MILITARY COUP OF 1 NOVE

Created: 11/4/1963

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i. SUMMARY. 'VIETNAMESE COMMUNISTS /VC/ THE MILITARY COUP D'ETAT3 AGAINST THES AN AMERICAN MOVE TO GET RIO OF THE NGO DINH FAMILY. IHE VC WERE SURPRISED BY THE RAPIDITY OF THE COUP. HAD IT LASTED LONC-CP.UL0 HAVE TAKEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO STEP UP ATTACKS, AS InE VC RADIO CALI.EO UPON THEM TO 00 IN BROADCASTS ON THE NIGHT OF 1C PROPAGANDA LINE IS THAT THE COUP WASHANGE OFP-

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III COUP ANO THEF RECIFE, SINCE "HE UNPOPULAR OF THE DIEM REG'ME WASOF THEIR GREATEST PROPAGANDA ASSETS /

ON THE OVEMBER, A VC CELL ffijffiffiffljffiffEETING PRESIDED OVER Br THE CELL LEAOER. THE CELL MEMBCkS MERE TOLO THAT THE COUPOVEMBER WAS AN AMERICAN INSTIGAItO ACTIO* AND THAI THE ARMY OF VIETNAM /ARVN/ OFFICERS WHO STAGED IT WERELACXFfS- OF THE AMERICANS. THE CELL LEAOER SAIO THAT THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT WOULO BE TORN APARTTRUGGLE FOR SUPREMENG ITS MEMBERS. HE SAID THAT THE NATIONAL FRONT FOR LIBERATION /NFL/ TOO, HAD IONG FORSEEN THIS COUP, SINCE THET KNEW THAT THE AMERICANS WISHED TO BROADCASTS THF. VC HAON SOUTH VIETNAM /SVN/ ON THE NIGHTOVEMBER CALLEO ON THE VIETNAMESE PEOPLE, THE FIGHTERS OF THE NFL AND ELEMENTS WITHIN THE ARVN TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE COU" AND DESTROY STRATEGIC HAMLETS ANO GUARD TOWERS, AND TO RISE UP UNDER THECF THE NFL. HOWEVER, BECAUSE OF THE RAPIDITY VITH WHICH THE COUP WAS CARRIED OUT, THIS LINE OF ACTION PROVED IMPOSSIBLE./

.1. THE CELL LEAOER SAIO FURTHER THAT THE COURSE OF THES. TO CONTINUE THE BATTLE, SO LONG AS THE AMERICANS REMAINED ON VIETNAMESE SOIL, UNTIL THE FINAL VICTORY WAS WON. HE SAIO THAT ORDERS HAD BEEN GIVEN TO THE VC FORCES TO KILL ORAS MANY AMERICANS AS POSSIBLE, IN ORDER TO SHOW THE AMERICANS

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