United States Interest in the Political and Economic Stability, Military Strength, and International Orientation of Thailand 1

1. For previous documentation on U.S. relations with Thailand, see Foreign Relations, 1952–1954, volume XII, Part 2, pp. 647 ff.


466. Memorandum From the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (Murphy) to the Secretary of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 033.9211/1–355. Confidential. Drafted by Kenneth P. Landon of PSA.


467. Memorandum of a Conversation, Government House, Bangkok, February 22, 1955, 6–6:30 p.m.

Source: Department of State, S/S Files: Lot 60 D 627, CF 428. Official Use Only. Drafted by Peurifoy.


468. Telegram From the Embassy in Thailand to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 792.5–MSP/3–2355. Confidential.


469. Despatch From the Embassy in Thailand to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 792.5–MSP/3–2455. Confidential.


470. Despatch From the Embassy in Thailand to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 792.5–MSP/4–1855. Confidential.


471. Despatch From the Embassy in Thailand to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 792.5/4–2255. Top Secret.


472. Memorandum of a Conversation, Department of State, Washington, May 3, 1955

Source: Department of State, Secretary’s Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 64 D 199. Confidential. Drafted by Foster.


473. Despatch From the Embassy in Thailand to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 411.9241/6–855. Official Use Only.


474. Letter From the Acting Officer in Charge of Thai and Malayan Affairs (Foster) to the Ambassador in Thailand (Peurifoy)

Source: Department of State, SEA Files: Lot 58 D 207, Thailand (Bangkok) Correspondence (1955). Secret; Official–Informal.


475. Telegram From the Embassy in Thailand to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 792.00/7–1455. Secret; Priority; Limited Distribution.


476. Telegram From the Embassy in Thailand to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 792.5–MSP/8–255. Secret.


477. Memorandum of a Conversation, Department of State, Washington, August 12, 1955, 10–10:30 a.m.

Source: Department of State, FE/SEA Files: Lot 59 D 369, Visit of General Phao Sriyanon. Confidential. Drafted by Loren on August 15.


478. Memorandum of a Conversation, Department of State, Washington, August 12, 1955

Source: Department of State, Secretary’s Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 64 D 199. Official Use Only. Drafted by Bell.


479. Memorandum From the Director of the Office of Military Assistance Programs (Wilson) to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (Gray)

Source: Washington National Records Center, OASD/ISA Files: FRC 60 A 1025, 091.3 Thailand. Secret. Drafted by Lieutenant Colonel D.G. Schepp of the Office of Military Assistance Programs.


480. Memorandum From the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs (Sebald) to the Deputy Under Secretary of State (Murphy)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 792.5–MSP/10–555. Top Secret. Drafted by Foster.


481. Letter From the Director of the Office of Philippine and Southeast Asian Affairs (Young) to the Regional Director, Far East, of the International Cooperation Administration (Moyer)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 792.5–MSP/10–3155. Confidential; Official–Informal.


482. Memorandum From the Director of Central Intelligence (Dulles) to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Radford)

Source: Department of State, FE/SEA Files: Lot 59 D 369, Neutralism 1955. Secret. A copy was sent to Robertson.


483. Memorandum of a Conversation, Department of State, Washington, December 12, 1955

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.92/12–1255. Secret. Drafted by Foster.


484. Staff Study Prepared by an Interdepartmental Working Group for the Operations Coordinating Board

Source: Department of State, OCB Files: Lot 62 D 430, Thailand. Top Secret. The working group which prepared the study included representatives of the Departments of State and Defense, the International Cooperation Administration, and the U.S. Information Agency.


485. Letter From the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (Gray) to the Secretary of State

Source: Washington National Records Center, OASD/ISA Files, FRC 60 B 1339, 092.2 Thailand. Top Secret.


486. Despatch From the Embassy in Thailand to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 792.00/2–856. Secret.


487. Memorandum of a Conversation Between the Thai Ambassador (Pote Sarasin) and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs (Sebald), Department of State, Washington, March 6, 1956

Source: Department of State, FE/SEA Files: Lot 58 D 782, Rice—Thailand. Official Use Only. Drafted by Foster.


488. Memorandum of Discussion at the 279th Meeting of the National Security Council, Washington, March 8, 1956

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, NSC Records. Top Secret. Drafted by Gleason on March 9.


489. Memorandum of a Conversation, Government House, Bangkok, March 13, 1956

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 792.00/3–1456. Secret. Drafted by Bishop on March 14.


490. Telegram From the Secretary of State to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 110.11–DU/3–1456. Secret; Priority. A copy of this telegram in the Eisenhower Library was initialed by Eisenhower. (Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, DullesHerter Series)


491. Memorandum From the Secretary of Defense’s Deputy Assistant for Special Operations (Godel) to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (Gray)

Source: Washington National Records Center, OASD/ISA Files: FRC 60 B 1339, 091.3 Thailand 1956. Top Secret.


492. Telegram From the Embassy in Thailand to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 411.56D41/3–2256. Confidential. Repeated to Karachi and Rangoon.


493. Letter From the Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs (Robertson) to the Ambassador in Thailand (Bishop)

Source: Department of State, SEA Files: Lot 58 D 209, Thailand 1955 and 1956. Confidential; Official–Informal. Drafted by Leonard S. Tyson and Arthur C. Lillig of SEA.


494. Despatch From the Embassy in Thailand to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 792.00/5–2356. Secret. Also sent to Vientiane, Phnom Penh, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Rangoon, Saigon, Hong Kong, and Taipei.


495. Letter From the Deputy Secretary of Defense (Robertson) to the Special Assistant to the President (Anderson)

Source: Department of State, S/P Files: Lot 62 D 1, Thailand. Top Secret. Transmitted to the NSC under a covering memorandum by Lay, June 6, for use at the NSC meeting of June 7. The memorandum of discussion of the June 7 NSC meeting is infra .