DISSENSION AMONG MILITARY OFFICERS CONCERNING PREPONDERENCE OF SOUTHERN GENERAL

Created: 11/8/1963

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BRIGADIER GENERAL DO MALI, ALL FROM CENTRAL VIETNAM, ARE VERY APPREHENSIVE OVER DOMINATION OF THE MILITARY BY SOUTHERNERS.

8. SOUTHERNERS ON THE JOINT GENERAL STAFF INCLUDE DUONG VAN MINH, TRAN VAN MINH, TRAN VAN DON, TRAN THI EN KHI EM, NGUYEN KHANH, NGUYEN VAN LA, TRAN NGOC TAM, MAI HUU XUAN, LE VAN KIM, NGUYEN GlAC NGO, DO CAO TRI, ANO VAN THANH CAO. THREE OF THE FOUR GENERALS PROMOTED AFTER THE COUP ARE SOUTHERNERS.

SIGNIFICANT HAS BEEN THE SPLIT BETWEEN THEYOUNGER OFFICERS. THE GENERALS ARE FRENCH-ORIENTED ANDBE SELF-SAT ISFIEO WHILE THE YOUNGER OFFICERS AREAND ARE MORE IDEALISTIC, NATIONALISTIC, ANDTHE FUTURE OF SOUTH VIETNAM. THE YOUNGER OFFICERS DESIRE

A THOROUGH REVOLUTION ANO REFORMS AND ARE RELUCTANT TO SETTLEERE CHANGE OF REGIME. ONE OF THE NEW GENERALS, NGUYEN HUU CO, IS IDENTIFIED WITH THE YOUNGER OFFICERS.

JUNIOR OFFICERS ARE OISTURBED OVER THE POWERGENERAL DINH AS MINISTER OF PUBLIC SECURITY ANDMAI HUU XUAN AS DIRECTOR OF GENERAL OF NATIONALARE ALSO UNHAPPY OVER THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENTWHOM MANY RETAIN HIGH REGARD.

GENERAL IS BEING KEPT UNDER SURVEILLANCE BY ONEOFFICERS ON HIS STAFF,IEUTENANT COLONEL.IF

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