Operation Bravo

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Operation Bravo was the name of a phony coup planned by Ngo Dinh Nhu, the younger brother and chief advisor of President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam. Nhu was aware that there was a plot against the Ngo family, and he intended to have his loyalist forces stage a fake uprising, to induce dissidents to come into the open, before having his loyalists crush the "rebellion". He hoped that this would reaffirm his family's prestige and power. However the plan failed as Nhu was unaware that General Ton That Dinh, who was to lead the operation, was part of the conspiracy. What was intended as Operation Bravo was then incorporated into the real coup and Diem and Nhu were assassinated.