Interview with Lucien Conein, 1981
Lucien Conein was an OSS officer in Vietnam in the early 1960s. He recalls the events leading up to the coup detat on November, 1963, which resulted in the overthrow of Ngo Dinh Diems government. Conein reported plans of the coup to Ambassador Lodge and recalls the US government made it clear to the planners, ahead of time, that the US would neither support nor thwart Diems overthrow.
The 1963 plot to overthrow Diem
Conein Side 1
Sound 2407 goes with camera roll 4, #413, on the 7th of May, 1981, running an interview with Mr. Conein at 71/2 and that should be about it.
We're calling this slate 550, Take I.
Conein's sources of information
Washington's response to the plot
T883, Side 1
Camera Roll 414 starts here.
Camera Roll 414.
Interview with Conein.
American attitudes towards the coup
Camera Roll 415
The day of the coup
Hang on please.
Ambassador Lodge takes charge
The fate of Ngo Dinh Diem
Clapstick. Stand by just a moment.