September 10, 1963 meeting with a presentation by advisor Rufus Phillips, which suggested various counterinsurgency efforts and remarks on these recommendations by former Vietnam Ambassador Frederick Nolting.
Nolting: "What do you think will be the result of this? Would it be a military action against the Nhu’s? Would it be a military action against the government? Or is it likely to result in a sort of a quiet decision on the part of the Nhu’s that they’ve had it, their departure from the country? ‘Cause what I’m thinking about is what happens if you start this and you get a reaction as expected from those that you’re encouraging, do you then get a civil war or do you get a quiet palace revolution or what do you think we get?”
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