Armed Forces Council

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Formed in the Republic of Vietnam in 1965, the Armed Forces Council was a group of military officers with effective power over the civilian government. It was led by Nguyen Van Thieu and Nguyen Cao Ky. U.S. Ambassador Maxwell Taylor expressed his unhappiness, in what was perceived as a patronizing lecture, about how it destabilized the country.