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  • Tran Van Don, Maj. Gen., 91, 404
    • Buddhist crisis, 147
    • Cambodian neutrality issue, 697, 718
    • Counterinsurgency operations, 554
      • Border security and surveillance, 607
      • Mekong Delta situation, 717
    • Coup against Diem, 366, 461, 492, 509
      • Assassination of Diem and Nhu, 531n, 546, 559, 560
      • Conein, meeting with, 450-452
      • Contacts with U.S. military, 433
      • Initiation of, 505
      • Lodge, meeting with, 449
      • Oct. 26 attempt, cancellation of, 423-424n, 427
      • U.S. to be provided with final plans before commencement of coup, 424n, 434
      • U.S. updated on planning progress, 354, 450-452
    • Governmental reform in Vietnam, 66, 309
    • McNamara's visit to Vietnam (Dec.), 717, 718-719
    • Minh and, 65
    • Nhu family, disposition following coup, 547, 560, 570
    • Popularity of, 545
    • Provisional government of Vietnam, 524n, 543, 553
      • Arrests, 651
      • Cabinet positions, 545, 567
      • Chinese racketeers, policy on, 590-591
      • Police forces, 553
      • Promotions of Generals, 557
      • Public relations efforts, 590
      • Purges of Diem personnel, 548
    • Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces:
      • Revamping of, 570-572
      • Unity of commanders, 547
    • Self Defense Corps, 718-719
    • Special Forces, Vietnamese, 426
    • Strategic hamlet program:
      • Consolidation of, 590
      • Deterioration of, 689
    • Tri Quang, release from U.S. Embassy, 548
    • U.S. suspension of aid to Diem regime, 495