240. Editorial Note

On July 11, 1962, Acting Director of Central Intelligence Marshall S. Carter transmitted a memorandum to Secretary of Defense McNamara giving an analysis of the overall situation in South Vietnam with special emphasis on the Strategic Hamlet Program, the situation of the Montagnards, and the capabilities of the armed forces. For text, see Pentagon Papers: Gravel Edition, pages, 684-689. For text of the CIA telegram, July 11, that provided the analysis of the Strategic Hamlet Program and the Montagnard situation (virtually the same as that in the memorandum), see Declassified Documents, 1977, 93A.