48. Editorial Note

Under date of May 8, 1961, President Kennedy addressed a 4-page letter to President Diem proposing a collaborative effort in “a series of joint, mutually supporting actions in the military, political, economic and other fields” in the struggle against Communist aggression. (Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Viet-Nam Country Series) The text is printed in United States-Vietnam Relations, 1945-1967, Book 11, pages 132-135.