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U.S. Wants President Diem’s Brother Gone

Sept. 11, 1963 - The U.S. has directly advised President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam that it regards the removal of his brother, Ngo Dinh Nhu, as vital. Officials in Washington indicated today that this view was forcefully conveyed to President Diem by U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge at their meeting in Saigon Monday. They also said Mr. Lodge warned Mr. Diem that mounting Congressional pressure in the U.S. might force the Administration to cut economic and military aid to South Vietnam. The U.S. considers Ngo Dinh Nhu, who is chief of the secret police and President Diem’s main adviser, responsible for the crackdown on Buddhist leaders and anti-Government students that followed a four-month religious and political protest by the Buddhists.


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