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  • Alphand, Herve, French Ambassador to the United States
  • Alsop, Joseph, syndicated columnist
  • Ball, George W., Under Secretary of State
  • Barnett, Robert W., Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Economic Affairs from February 3, 1963
  • Bell, David E., Administrator of the Agency for International Development and member of the Counterinsurgency Group
  • Blake, Lieutenant General Gordon A., USAF, Director of the National Security Agency
  • Bohlen, Charles E., Ambassador to France
  • Bowles, Chester A., President's Special Representative, Adviser on African, Asian, and Latin American Affairs, and Ambassador at Large until July 19, 1963; thereafter Ambassador to India
  • Brent, Joseph L., Director, Operations Mission in Vietnam
  • Buffum, William B., Deputy Director of the Office of United Nations Political and Social Affairs, Department of State, until November 10, 1963; thereafter Director
  • Bui Diem, Dai Viet oppositionist
  • Bui Van Luong, Vietnamese Minister of the Interior
  • Bundy, McGeorge, President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs
  • Bundy, William P., Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
  • Buu Hoi, Vietnamese Ambassador to the United States
  • Carroll, Lieutenant General Joseph E, USAF, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Carter, Lieutenant General Marshall S., USA, Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
  • Church, Frank, Democratic Senator from Idaho; member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • Cleveland, Harlan, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs
  • Clifton, Major General Chester V., USA, President's Military Aide
  • Colby, William, Director of the Far East Division, Operations Directorate, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Conlon, Thomas F., Office of Southeast Asian Affairs, Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State, after September 1, 1963, and member of the Vietnam Working Group
  • Cooper, Chester L., Assistant for Policy Support to the Deputy Director for Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency, until November 1963; thereafter Assistant Deputy Director for Policy Support
  • Couve de Murville, Maurice, French Foreign Minister
  • De Gaulle, Charles, President of France
  • Diem, see Ngo Dinh Diem
  • Dillon, C. Douglas, Secretary of the Treasury
  • Dingeman, Major James W., USA, Executive Secretary of the Special Group for Counterinsurgency
  • Dinh, see Ton That Dinh
  • Do Mau, Colonel, (after November 1963, Brigadier General), ARVN, Military Security Service Chief; also political member of the Executive Committee of the Military Revolutionary Council
  • Do yang Ly, Vietnamese Ambassador to the United States after September 30, 1963.
  • Don, see Tran Van Don
  • D'Orlandi Giovanni, Italian Ambassador to the Republic of Vietnam
  • Dungan, Ralph A., President's Special Assistant
  • Duong Ngoc Lam, Colonel, ARVN, Director, Civil Guard/Self Defense Corps
  • Duong Van Hieu, Assistant Director for Special Police of the Republic of Vietnam until November 1, 1963
  • Dueng Van (“Big”) Minh, Major General, (after November 4, 1963, Lieutenant General), ARVN, Military Adviser to President Diem until November 1, 1963; thereafter Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Revolutionary Council; President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Vietnam after November 4, 1963
  • Dutton, Frederick G., Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Affairs
  • Felt, Admiral Harry D., USN, Commander in Chief, Pacific
  • Forrestal, Michael V., member, National Security Council Staff
  • Fraleigh, Albert S., Deputy Assistant Director for Rural Affairs, Operations Mission in Vietnam
  • Fulbright, J. William, Democratic Senator from Arkansas and Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • Gilpatric, Roswell L., Deputy Secretary of Defense and member of the Counterinsurgency Group
  • Halberstam, David, New York Times correspondent in Vietnam
  • Harkins, General Paul D., USA, Commander, U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam
  • Harriman, W. Averell, Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs until April 3, 1963; thereafter Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and Chairman of the Special Group for Counterinsurgency
  • Helble, John J., Consul in Hue
  • Helms, Richard, Deputy Director for Plans, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Hieu, see Ngo Trong Hieu
  • Higgins, Marguerite, New York Herald Tribune correspondent
  • Hilsman, Roger, Jr., Director of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research until April 25, 1963; thereafter Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs
  • Ho Chi Minh, President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam; also Chairman and General Secretary of Dang Lao Dong, Workers' Party of Vietnam
  • Hoang Van Lac, Colonel, ARVN, Permanent Commissioner, Interministerial Committee for Strategic Hamlets; Special Commissioner for Strategic Hamlet Program
  • Hughes, Thomas L., Deputy Director of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research until April 28, 1963; thereafter Director
  • Huynh Van Cao, Brigadier General, ARVN, IV Corps Commander
  • Imhof, Johannes, Office of Western European Affairs, Department of State
  • Janow, Seymour J., Assistant Administrator for the Far East, Agency for International Development
  • Johnson, Lyndon B., Vice President until November 22, 1963; thereafter President
  • Johnson, U. Alexis, Deputy Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
  • Jorden, William, Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
  • Kattenburg, Paul M., Deputy Director of the Office of Southeast Asian Affairs, Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State, and Chairman of the Vietnam Interdepartmental Working Group from August 4, 1963
  • Kaysen, Carl, President's Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs
  • Kennedy, John F., President of the United States until November 22, 1963
  • Kennedy, Robert E, Attorney General
  • Kent, Colonel J. R., USA, Assistant Director, Far East Region, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
  • Khanh, see Nguyen Khanh
  • Khiem, see Tran Thien Khiem
  • Khiet, see Tien Khiet
  • Khnong, see Nguyen Khuong
  • Kim, see Le Van Kim
  • Koren, Henry L. T., Director of the Office of Southeast Asian Affairs, Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State
  • Krulak, Major General Victor H., USMC, Special Assistant for Counterinsurgency and Special Activities, Joint Staff of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Ky, see Nguyen Cao Ky
  • La, see Nguyen Van La
  • Lac, see Hoang Van Lac
  • Lalouette, Roger, French Ambassador to the Republic of Vietnam
  • Lansdale, Maj. Gen. Edward G., USAF, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense
  • Lausche, Frank, Democratic Senator from Ohio and Chairman of the Far Eastern Subcommittee, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • Le Quang Trieu, Special Forces Commander after November 1, 1963
  • Le Quang Tung, Colonel, ARVN, Special Forces Commander until November 1, 1963
  • Le Van Kim, Brigadier General, (after November 1, 1963, Major General), ARVN, Secretary General and Foreign Affairs member, Executive Committee of the Military Revolutionary Council, after November 1, 1963
  • Le Van Nghiem, Brigadier General, ARVN, Commander, I Corps
  • Lippmann, Walter, columnist
  • Lodge, Henry Cabot, Jr., Ambassador to South Vietnam from August 26, 1963
  • Luong, see Bui Van Luong
  • Mai Huu Xuan, Brigadier General, (after November 1963, Major General), ARVN, Commander, Quang training camp; member, Executive Committee of the Military Revolutionary Council, after November 1, 1963; Chief of National Police
  • Maneli, Mieczyslaw, Polish member of the International Control Commission
  • Manning, Robert 1., Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs
  • Mansfield, Mike, Democratic Senator from Montana; Majority Leader and member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • Mau, see Vu Van Mau
  • McCone, John A., Director of Central Intelligence
  • McNamara, Robert S., Secretary of Defense
  • Mecklin, John, Counselor for Public Affairs at the Embassy in Vietnam
  • Mendenhall, Joseph A., United Nations Adviser, Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State, from June 23, 1963
  • Minh, see Duong Van Minh
  • Montgomery, James M., Office of Southeast Asian Affairs, Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State, and member of the Vietnam Working Group
  • Morse, Wayne, Democratic Senator from Oregon and member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • Murrow, Edward R., Director, United States Information Agency
  • Nes, David G., Deputy Chief of Mission in Saigon from December 1963
  • Nghiem, see Le Van Nghiem
  • Ngo Dinh Can, brother of President Diem
  • Ngo Dinh Diem, President of the Republic of Vietnam until November 1, 1963
  • Ngo Dinh Luyen, brother of President Diem; Ambassador of the Republic of Vietnam to the United Kingdom until November 2, 1963
  • Ngo Dinh Nhu, brother of President Diem; Presidential Counselor and Head of the Interministerial Committee for Strategic Hamlets until November 1, 1963
  • Ngo Dinh Nhu, Madame (Tran Le Xuan), wife of Ngo Dinh Nhu and member of the Vietnamese National Assembly; official hostess for President Diem
  • Ngo Dinh Thuc, brother of President Diem; Archbishop of Hue
  • Ngo Trong Hieu, Vietnamese Minister of Civic Action until November 1, 1963
  • Nguyen Cao Ky, Lieutenant Colonel, Vietnamese Air Force, Transport Squadron Commander; Air Force Commander from December 17, 1963
  • Nguyen Dinh Thuan, Vietnamese Secretary of State at the Presidency and Assistant Secretary of State for National Defense
  • Nguyen Khanh, Major General, ARVN, Commander of II Corps until November 29 1963; thereafter Commander of IV Corps
  • Nguyen Khuong, Colonel, ARVN, coup leader
  • Nguyen Luong, Vietnamese Minister of Finance
  • Nguyen Ngoc Tho, Vietnamese Vice President until November 4, 1963; thereafter Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and National Economy of the Provisional Government
  • Nguyen Van La, Major General, ARVN, Civil Guard Commander
  • Nguyen Van Thieu, Colonel, (Brigadier General after November 1, 1963), ARVN, Commanding Of 9cer of the 5th Infantry Division
  • Nhu, see Ngo Dinh Nhu
  • Nhu, Madame, see Ngo Dinh Nhu, Madame
  • Nolting, Frederick E., Jr., Ambassador to Vietnam until August 15, 1963
  • Pham Dang Lam, Secretary General of the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry until November 4, 1963; thereafter Foreign Minister in the Provisional Government
  • Pham Van Dong, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam
  • Phan Huy Quat, former Vietnamese Defense Minister under Bao Dai and leader of Dai Viet Party
  • Phillips, Rufus C., Assistant Director for Rural Affairs, Operations Mission in Vietnam
  • Reston, James, syndicated columnist
  • Rice, Edward E., Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs
  • Richardson, John H., Chief of Central Intelligence Agency Station in Saigon until October 5, 1963
  • Rostow, Walt W., Counselor of the Department of State and Chairman of the Policy Planning Council
  • Rusk, Dean, Secretary of State
  • Salinger, Pierre E. G., President's Press Secretary
  • Schlesinger, Arthur, Jr., President's Special Assistant
  • Sheehan, Neil, United Press International correspondent in Vietnam
  • Sihanouk, Prince Norodom, Cambodian Chief of State
  • Smith, Bromley, Executive Secretary of the National Security Council
  • Souvanna Phouma, Laotian Prime Minister
  • Stevenson, Adlai Representative at the United Nations
  • Stilwell, Major General Richard G., USA, Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, from April 1963
  • Stoneman, Walter G., Director of the Office of Vietnam Affairs, Bureau for the Far East/Vietnam, Agency for International Development
  • Sullivan, William H., U.N. Adviser, Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State, until April 28, 1963; thereafter Assistant to the Under Secretary of State
  • Sylvester, Arthur, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs
  • Tam Chau, bonze, member of Buddhist delegation from Hue; became Chairman of the Intersect Committee for the Defense of Buddhism
  • Taylor, General Maxwell D., Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Tho, see Nguyen Ngoc Tho
  • Thompson, Brigadier Robert G. K., head of the British Advisory Mission in Vietnam
  • Thuan, see Nguyen Dinh Thuan
  • Thuc, see Ngo Dinh Thuc
  • Timmes, Major General Charles, Chief of the Military Assistance Advisory Group, Vietnam
  • Tinh Khiet, chief bonze in Hue
  • Ton That Dinh, Major General, ARVN, Military Governor of Saigon, August 21-November 1, 1963; thereafter Commander of III Corps, Second Deputy Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Military Revolutionary Council, and Minister of Public Security of the Provisional Government
  • Tran Kim Tuyen, head of the Service des Etudes Politiques et Sociales
  • Tran Le Quang, Vietnamese Minister of Rural Affairs until November 4, 1963; thereafter Minister of Rural Affairs of the Provisional Government
  • Tran Le Xuan, see Ngo Dinh Nhu, Madame
  • Tran Thien Khiem, General, ARVN, Chief of Staff after November 1, 1963, Military Affairs member, Executive Committee of the Military Revolutionary Council
  • Tran Tu Oai Brigadier General, ARVN, Director of Psychological Warfare, Vietnamese Ministry of Defense; Chief of Public Information; Minister of Information in the Provisional Government after November 4, 1963
  • Tran Van Chuong, Vietnamese Ambassador to the United States until August 22, 1963
  • Tran Van Don, Major General, ARVN, Commander of III Corps until July 1963; thereafter Commander of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam; Acting Chief of the Joint General Staff after August 1963; First Deputy Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Military Revolutionary Council after November 1, 1963; Minister of National Defense after November 4, 1963
  • Tri Quang, bonze, Buddhist opposition leader
  • Trueheart, William C., Minister-Counselor and Deputy Chief of Mission in Vietnam
  • Tung, see Le Quang Tung
  • Tuyen, see Tran Kim Tuyen
  • Unna Warren, Washington Post correspondent
  • Vu Van Mau, Vietnamese Foreign Minister until August 22, 1963; Ambassador to the United Kingdom after December 24, 1963
  • Wheeler, General Earle G., USA, Chief of Staff
  • Xuan, see Mai Huu Xuan
  • Zablocki, Clement J., Democratic Representative from Wisconsin and member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee