Post-Ngo Dinh Diem Regime Photos


Khanh (1964)

Khanh on January 30, 1964, had launched a bloodless, internal coup against the military junta that just eighty-nine days earlier had overthrown Diem and his government. Khanh arrested the five top anti-Diem generals, ousted the civilian cabinet that they had installed, and empowered himself as prime minister and military strongman.

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McNamara (1965)

As then secretary of defense Robert McNamara, a key architect of Kennedy’s policy, wrote later, the Vietnam War was to become “among the bloodiest in all of human history.”

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Vice President Humphrey (1967)

Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey visited 1st Infantry Division headquarters ad Di An on Saturday, February 12 as a part of his current tour of Vietnam. Accompanying the vice president were high-ranking military and civilian officials including Ambassador Averell Harriman and General W.C. Westmoreland.

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Thieu (1968)

“The Armed Forces as a well-organized and best-disciplined strength will continue to assume the present leadership role until a stable democracy is built.”

Nguyen Van Thieu

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Huong (Undated)

“South Vietnam is not prepared for peace any more than it was prepared for war a decade ago,” one Vietnamese influential politician explained. And, as another added, “The question is whether Huong can unify the Vietnamese nationalists enough to prepare us for the luxury of peace.”

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Fishermen (Undated)

With war, the problems of the peasant throughout Vietnam obviously are greatly multiplied. His fate of being in the middle and racked and torn.

Jerry A. Rose

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Khanh (Undated)

“A year ago yesterday, Maj. Gen. Nguyen Khanh in his first swift, silent coup d’etat entered the Prime Minister’s Office with three stars, a modest black goatee and a reputation for being an expert poker player. Today, he sports four stars, a Genghis Khan goatee plus moustache and the winner of an important round of political gambling. A year ago, he was the frontman Prime Minister for other generals and political rivals; today he is the behind-the-scenes strongman officially named only commander-in-chief of the Vietnamese Armed Forces and Chairman of the powerful Armed Forces Council, which has now officially become a super-government making all key decisions in the anti-communist sphere of influence in Viet Nam.”

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