Beatrice Daily Sun Nebraska 1963 October 6

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Beatrice Daily Sun Nebraska 1963 October 6 - a CIA shakeup in Viet Nam Intelligence chief...
a CIA shakeup in Viet Nam Intelligence chief returning for 'consulotions' By LEWIS GULICK WASHINGTON (AP) —The U.S. intelligence chief in South Viet Nam, John H. Richardson, and some other senior American officials at Saigon probably will be recalled In a shakeup of person* nel under Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge. Reporting this Saturday informed sources said Richardson is being brought back to Washington "for consultation" but Lodge has asked for a permanent replacement. Others, Too The others who may be replaced in the diplomatic-military trouble spot were not named. It was said that Lodge, who took over as ambassador in late August, feels that changes are needed for a more effective performance in the prevailing circumstances. One major difficulty has been dealing with the authoritarian regime of President Ngo Dinh Diem. At one point Washington hoped Diem would get rid of his influential brother, Ngo Dinh Nhu, who is regarded as a powerful advocate of tough tactics against the regime's Buddhist opponents. With Washington trying but failing to get Nhu out of the palace or to change his policies, it was felt here mat U.S. officials in Saigon who had worked closely with Nhu are now in a position of decreased influence. Ci-fllct Also, there have beeft reports of conflict among U.S. Central Intelligence Agency men in South Viet Nam over whether there should be changes in the Saigon government. Richardson's Job is said to have required him to work closely with Nhu. head of the South Vietnamese special forces and secret police. Richardson is not publicly listed as CIA chief in Saigon. Intelligence personnel abroad normally operate under some other designs* tion. -

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