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X. Ambassador Taylor’s Visit to Washington, September 6–10


339. Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State

Source: National Defense University, Taylor Papers, T–161–69. Top Secret; Immediate; Nodis. Drafted by Taylor.


340. Memorandum From the Commander, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (Westmoreland) to the Ambassador in Vietnam (Taylor)

Source: Department of State, Saigon Embassy Files: Lot 68 F 8. Top Secret.


341. Special National Intelligence Estimate

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Vietnam Country File, Memos, Vol. XVII. Secret. Submitted by the Director of Central Intelligence and concurred in by the U.S. Intelligence Board. Also published in Declassified Documents, 2978, 31A.


342. Memorandum From the President’s Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to the President

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Vietnam Country File, Vol. XVII, Memos. Secret. Also printed in Pentagon Papers: Gravel Edition, vol. III, pp. 561–562, and Pentagon Papers: New York Times Edition, pp. 357–359.


343. Memorandum of a Meeting, White House, Washington, September 9, 1964, 11 a.m.

Source: Johnson Library, Meeting Notes File. Secret. Drafted by McGeorge Bundy. The meeting took place in the Cabinet Room. For the President’s account of this meeting, see Vantage Point, p. 120. Also published in Declassified Documents, 1978, 129B.


344. Memorandum From the Director of the Operations Mission in Vietnam (Killen) to the Ambassador in Vietnam (Taylor)

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Vietnam Country File, Rand Report. Secret.


345. National Security Action Memorandum No. 314

Source: Department of State, S/S–NSC Files: Lot 72 D 316, NSAM 314. Top Secret. Also printed in Pentagon Papers: Gravel Edition, vol. III, pp. 565–566. The differences between the numbered paragraphs of NSAM 314 and the “Courses of Action for South Vietnam” (Tab A to Document 342) reflect the views of the TCS as indicated in CM–124–64, September 9. See footnote 3, Document 343.