751G.00/5–1154: Telegram

The Chargé at Saigon ( McClintock ) to the Department of State

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2333. Sent Geneva 84, repeated information Paris 813. I trust USDel Geneva will keep a weather eye out for possibility that, in framing military provisions of an armistice, Communists will write in a clause forbidding either side to improve its military posture, as for example by construction of air bases or training indigenous troops [Page 770] by foreign means. Unless we are careful they could effectively spike any NSC program for training of, and operational planning in, Vietnamese National Army.

McClintock