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  • Duong Van Minh, Maj. Gen., 11, 91, 532
    • Army of the Republic of Vietnam, reorganization of, 604- 605
    • Arrest of, possible, 36, 37
    • Buddhist crisis, 327
    • Cambodian neutrality issue, 697, 718
    • Chief of State position, attitude toward, 717
    • Counterinsurgency operations, 272- 273
      • Border security and surveillance, 607
      • “Losing military war” issue, 260- 261
      • “Oil spot” type operations, 646
      • Sects, recruitment of, 597, 606, 717
    • Coup against Diem, 420, 451, 460, 492
      • Assassination of Diem and Nhu, 560
      • Assessment of, 564
      • Diem's surrender, 525n
      • Interim planning, 273, 290
      • Leadership group, 240
      • Negotiations with Diem, 512- 513
      • Palace, attacks on, 514
      • Postponement of (Aug. 31), 65, 86- 88
      • Strategy meetings of Generals, 40
      • U.S. updated on planning progress, 365- 367
    • Don and, 65
    • Government post under Diem, U.S. proposal for, 309
    • Harkins' assessment of, 274- 275
    • Inaugural address, 748
    • Johnson's letter to, 745- 747
    • Leadership qualities, 606- 607
    • Lodge, meeting with, 645- 647
    • Martial law, 273
    • McNamara's visit to Vietnam (Dec.), 716- 719
    • Ngo Dinh family, disposition following coup, 560
    • Nhu's attempts to deal with DRV, 239
    • Popularity of, 545
    • Province chiefs, reorientation of, 605- 606
    • Provisional government of Vietnam, 543
    • Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces:
    • Security for, 23
    • Self Defense Corps, 718- 719
    • Strategic hamlet program, overhaul of, 597, 598, 604, 645- 646
    • Student protest movement, 273, 327
    • Taylor, meeting with, 326- 327