Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem (front left), is greeted upon his arrival at the airport of the capital city of Taiwan by Chinese Nationalist President Chiang Kai-shek. The Vietnamese president was making an official five-day state visit to the Republic of China.
Lucien Conein. CIA's contact with friendly generals in Vietnam. Agent through whom the United States gave the generals tacit approval as they planned the assassination of South Vietnam's President, Ngo Dinh Diem, in November 1963. Chief of covert operations for the Drug Enforcement Administration in the 1970s -- a job he imperiled by publicly declaring his honorary membership in the Corsican Brotherhood, a syndicate said to be skilled in smuggling certain controlled substances.