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Declassified per Executive Order 13526, Section 3.3
NND Project Number: NND 63316. By: NWD Date: 2011


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E. Crisis of the Spring, 1955 26
1. The Problem of the Sect Armies 26
2. The United Front Challenges Diem 27
3. Diem Challenges the Binh Xuyen 27
4. Truce — But No Calm 28
a. Lansdale's Version 28
b. Ely and Collins Decision: Diem Must Go 29
c. Dulles' Indecision 29
d. Paris: Diem's Time Is Up 30
e. Bao Dai's Plan 30
f. Dulles' Decision: U.S. Will Consider a Change in Regime 31
5. Diem Acts Against the Binh-Xuyen 31
6. Washington Acts: U.S. Will (Again) Support Diem 32
7. Diem and Others Defy Bao Dai 32
8. May Trilateral Meetings 33
a. Dulles Backs Diem 33
b. The French Position 34
c. Faure: We Will Withdraw to Save the U.S.–France Alliance 35
d. Dulles: Continue With Diem — But Independent of France 36
F. The Twilight of French Presence in Vietnam 37
1. All–Vietnam Elections 38
2. Franco–Vietnamese Differences, Autumn, 1955 39
3. What of French Obligations Under the Geneva Accords? 40
FOOTNOTES 41
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