NEW MILITARY COMMITTEE FORMED; (DELETED)

Created: 11/4/1963

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SOUTH VIETNAM

NEW MILITARY COMMITTEE FORMED;

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APPR THERE IS NO DOUBTOWER PLAY AMD DISSENSION EXISTS AMONG THE GENERALS.S PROBABLY TRUE.

I*LTHOUGH FORMER VICE PRESLTJENT OF VIETNAM

NGOCBEEN DESIGNATED PREMIER OF THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT OF SOUTH H

IS NOTHING NOW AS MAJOR GENERAL DUONG VAN MINH IS STILL IN

EW MILITARY COMMITTEE OF WHICH HE IST: MAJOR

GENERAL TON THAT DIKH, MINISTER OF INTERIOR DESIGNATE, IS VICE PRESIIENT; ANl'q* 2

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INCLUDED OK TBE COMMITTEE ARE: BRIGADIER GENERAL TRAM TfLTEN KHXFM;

GENERAL LE VAN KIM; BRIGADIER GENERAL NGUYEN HUU CO, COMMANDER, 7TR DIVISION:

W^PW^iCEf^RAL NGUYEN VAN THTEU, COMMANDER, 5TH DIVISION; BRIGADIER GENERA!

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1Kb OBSOLBTH NIKVlOtlS EOITIONS.

MILITARY SECURITY SERVICE; BRIGADIER GENERAL DO CAO TRI, CCMMANTER, 1ST CORPS

AREA; BRIGADIER GENERALJJOHD2M, COMflANDER, SPECIAL FORCES; BRIGADIER

GENERAL MAI HUU XJJAN, DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE NATIONAL POLICE SERVICE; AND,

BRIGADIER GENERAL PHAM XUAN CHIEU.

2. MAJOR GENERAL THAN VAN MINH HAD BEEN OFFERED THE DIRECTOR OF THE

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE ORGANIZATION, BUT REFUSED THE POSITION; COLONEL NGUYEN

AS NOT ARRESTED AND IS STILL DIRECTOR OF THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCES8

ORGANIZATION. THAN VAN MINH WAS THEN OFFERED THE MINISTRY OF YOUTH AND

NATIONAL EDUCATION, BUT HE ALSO REFUSED THAT POSITION, INF0RM1NO BIO MINH THAT

HE WANTED TO HELP, BUT THOUGHT THAT THE MILITARY SHOULD NOT TAKE JOBS WHICH THEY "'

COULD NOT HANDLE BECAUSE OF LACK OF EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING. TP AN VAN MINH SAID

THAT HE DID NOT FEEL THAT HE COULD WORK WITH MAJOR GENERAL TON THAT DINH OR WITH

BRIGADIER GENERAL MAI HUU XUAN AS HE WOULD HAVE HAD TO DO HAD HE ACCEPTED THE

POSITIONS OFFERED HIM BY BIG MINH. THAN VAN HXNH WAS MOST DEJECTED AND DISCOURAGED,

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HE WAS TRULY ALARMED AT TEE MANNER IN/EVENTS WHICH WERE TAKING SHAPE.

COMMENT. THAN VAN MINH CLAIMED THAT TON THAT DINH VA3 OUT OF HIS BEAD AND IN THE THROES OF POWERALADY WHICH IS BEGINNING TO CREEP INTO THE OTHERS.)

3. DUONG VAN HIEU, SPECIAL POLICE CHIEF OF THE DIEM REGIME, HAS BEEN ARRESTEDECREE ISSUED FOR HIS EXECUTION, BUT BIG MINH HAD TO ASK GENERAL DON, WHO IN TURN HAD TO ASK GENERAL KHIEM BEFORE IT COULD BE DETERMINEDECREE HAD ACTUALLY BEEN ISSUED. THE SAME PROCEDURE WAS FOLLOWED WITH COI-ONEL LE QUANC TUNG, DIEM'S CHIEF OF SPECIAL FORCES,AMD HIS BROTHER, LE QUANG TRIED,

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