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Cas af Mnj af Cos ox apparent bj a ant high on a no Na be- ; U.S. Recalls CIA Chief In Viel Dispute , VASHIN'GTON, (u'pi)';- The Control' .Â·Intelligence' .Agency's (CIA),:chief- in .South Viet Nam has .been ordered Back to Washington for consultations with top officials.. Â· Â· 1 Tiie'recall of the intelligence official, John H. Richardson, comes amid published.'reports recently of a conflict between the CIA the "American Embassy in Saigon over the United States stance during (he. concurrent guerrilla: war and domestic politic crisis in South Viet Nam. - - Â· j Informed sources said there no Immediate indication that Richardson would return to the Saigon post.' ; ' _ . ' Â· Â· Reports 'from Saigon have indicated disagreement between new American Ambassador Henry Cab- H Lodge 'and Richardson's CIA operatives, as well as with U. military, loaders. Lodge has been represented as feeling that .the political crisis and the conduct .of guerrilla war are closely related. Tlie Saigon reports have indicated that the CIA favored cooperation with tile government of President Ngo Dinh Diem, the view o f . some military leaders has been that the United States should concern Itself only with Helping the South'Vietnamese win he guerrilla war with Communists and slay out of the domestic situation. Lodge is said to be .'.concerned that the anli - Buddhist wlicies .of -the Diem "government are damaging the .war effort-. 11ie recall of Richardson folded some.demands in Congress for ail 'investigation of the CIA role in Saigon. A number of members of Con- jrcss may hear first hand next week'what some American''em- jassy officials have been com- liaining about privately to newsmen in Saigon. A group of congressmen plans a stop in Saigon as part of a : trip to the Far East. As usual, tile CIA here declined comment on the Richardson development.