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Vietnamese Paper Charges U.S. Coup Plot

Sept. 2, 1963 - An American-owned English-language newspaper, The Times of Vietnam, said today that the Central Intelligence Agency had planned a coup d’état against President Ngo Dinh Diem’s government Aug. 28 but had “postponed the plot” because “the Vietnamese knew and were prepared to face it and fight to the end.” The newspaper said that the CIA spent “between 10 and 21 million dollars” in bribes and other expenditures “to overthrow the South Vietnamese Government.” In Saigon, a U.S. Embassy spokesman said the report was “nonsense.”


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