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  • Taylor, Gen. Maxwell D. (see also McNamara-Taylor mission), 53, 69, 86n, 89n, 90n, 92n, 119, 124n, 161, 218, 368, 456n, 457n
    • Buddhist crisis, 186, 187
    • Chuong, meeting with, 268-269
    • Communist insurgency:
      • Improved combat-effectiveness, 707
      • Increased activity, 99
      • Popular attitude toward, 322-323
    • Countercoup operations, 36n, 39n
    • Counterinsurgency operations, 607n, 659
      • Assessment for Diem, 328-330
      • Command systems, 535, 549
      • Harkins' assessment of, 266
      • Improvements demanded by U.S., 496
      • Summary report, 98-99
    • Coup against Diem, 507n, 519n, 522, 534
      • Assassination of Diem and Nhu, 533, 569
    • Coup against Diem, Generals plan for, 40n 449n 450n 453n 456n 457n 477n, 488n, 503n
      • Loyalties of units and commanders, 43
      • Postponement of coup (Aug. 31), 64
      • Units participating in coup, 2
      • U.S. military, Generals contacts with, 431, 433
    • Coup against Diem, U.S. policy toward:
    • Governmental reform in Vietnam:
      • Evacuation of U.S. dependents and, 193
      • Pressure on Diem, U.S. policy for, 188, 189, 242
      • Reconciliation policy of U.S., 220, 242
      • U.S. negotiations with Diem, 104n
    • Honolulu meeting, 611, 618, 624
    • Krulak-Mendenhall mission, 119
    • Lodge-Harkins relationship, 455-456, 479
    • Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, officers assigned to, 651, 679
    • Minh, Harkins' assessment of, 274n
    • Nhu's removal from power, possible, 10, 28
    • Provisional government of Vietnam,
    • province chiefs and, 535, 564
    • Richardson's transfer from Vietnam, 364n
    • Special Group for Counterinsurgency, 704
    • Strategic hamlet program, 99, 618
    • U.S. Mission in Vietnam, military man as Ambassador and military commander, 739
    • U.S. policy in Vietnam, 684