308. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam1

727. Deptel 725.2 The President would like you to know that he believes you have “done a good job”. He asks that if you consider it useful you inform President Diem that he appreciates the indications of Diem’s cooperation which he regards as important to “both of us” and he hopes that President Diem will keep him informed of any thoughts he may have as our common effort goes forward. He is counting on the efforts of President Diem and all of his people.

  1. Source: Department of State, Central Files, 751K.00/12-561. Secret; Niact, For Ambassador Nolting. Drafted by Cottrell, cleared with the President, and initialed by Cottrell for Rusk. The time of transmission is illegible on the source text.
  2. Document 306.