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Volume IV

Volume IV

Foreign Relations, 1961-1963
Vietnam, August-December 1963

Editor: Edward C. Keefer
General Editor: John P. Glennon

United States Government Printing Office
Department of State Publication 9857

Office of the Historian
Bureau of Public Affairs

For sale by the U.S. Government Printing Office
Superintendent of Documents
Washington, DC 20402-9398

List of Sources
List of Abbreviations
List of Persons

Document Numbers

Document Dates

I. Reassessment in Washington and Inaction in Saigon, August 28-September 7:
The Coup Stalls, President Kennedy's Public Statement, Attempts To Negotiate Nhu's Removal and Change South Vietnam's Policies

Documents1 through 25


Documents 26 through 50


Documents 51 through 72


II. Period of Interlude, September 7-October 22:
Assessment of the Progress of the War, U.S. Efforts To Reform the Diem Government, the McNamara-Taylor Mission to Vietnam and Report, U.S. Policy on Coup Plotting in Vietnam

Documents 73 through 91


Documents 92 through 115


Documents 116 through 145


Documents 146 through 165


Documents 166 through 184


Documents 185 through 208


III. The Coup Against the Diem Government, October 23-November 2:
Differing Interpretations of U.S. Policy Toward Coup Plotting, Efforts To Obtain Information on a Potential Coup, Lodge-Diem Discussions, U.S. Assessments of a Coup, The Coup, The Deaths of Nhu and Diem

Documents 209 through 244


Documents 245 through 278


IV. U.S. Relations With the Provisional Government of Vietnam, November 2-22:
U.S. Recognition of the Provisional Government, The Fate of Remaining Ngo Family Members and Tri Quang, U.S. Advice to the New Government, Rejection of a Neutralized South Vietnam, The Special Honolulu Meeting

Documents 279 through 306


Documents 307 through 322


V. The Johnson Presidency, November 22-December 31:
Lodge-Johnson Meeting on Vietnam, NSAM 273, McNamara Visit, Year-end Observations

Documents 323 through 347


Documents 348 through 369


Documents 370 through 383



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