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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
Washington
1991
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

Preface
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

8/28/63-8/30/63

Documents 26 through 50

8/30/63-9/2/63

Documents 51 through 72

9/2/63-9/7/63

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

9/7/63-9/11/63

Documents 92 through 115

9/11/63-9/16/63

Documents 116 through 145

9/16/63-9/23/63

Documents 146 through 165

9/23/63-10/1/63

Documents 166 through 184

10/2/63-10/6/63

Documents 185 through 208

10/6/63-10/23/63

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

10/23/63-10/30/63

Documents 245 through 278

10/30/63-11/2/63

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

11/2/63-11/8/63

Documents 307 through 322

11/8/63-11/22/63

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

Documents 323 through 347

11/22/63-12/5/63

Documents 348 through 369

12/6/63-12/20/63

Documents 370 through 383

12/20/63-12/31/63

 

  
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