792.5 MSP/12–1153: Telegram

No. 409
The Chargé in Thailand (Parsons) to the Department of State


1186. Reference Embtel 1139, December 7.

Part IV of IV—MAAG.

This message summarizes MAAG recommendations carried Ambassador Donovan.

Concur recommendations General Gillmore to JCS.1 Particularly anxious (1) for despatch psychological warfare officers due their relationship other political-psychological program approved Thai (see reference telegram) and (2) attempt through MAAG install competent United States budget officers Thai military departments.

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Recommend furnish “soft” goods—clothing, shoes with approximate total cost $2.5 million.

  1. Reference is to the Report of the U.S. Joint Military Mission to Thailand, attached to Document 404.