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U.S. Officials: Diem in Control in South Vietnam

Feb. 26, 1962 - U.S. officials said tonight that President Ngo Dinh Diem was in control of the situation in South Vietnam after a bombing attack on the Presidential Palace. Preliminary reports listed one dead and two injured in the air assault. They said that no Americans had been involved, and there had been no fighting in Saigon. About 4,000 U.S. personnel are in the United States military mission that has headquarters in Saigon. Washington authorities regarded the attack as an isolated incident rather than a widespread conspiracy to unseat the President. No evidence was reported of an attack having been launched from Communist North Vietnam or Communist China.

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