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IX. Changes in the Government of South Vietnam, August 11–September 5


309. Memorandum for the Record by the Commanding General, U.S. Army Mobility Command (Sibley)

Source: Department of State, Saigon Embassy Files: Lot 68 F 8. Top Secret. Sibley had been Deputy Chief of the U.S. Military Assistance Advisory Group in Vietnam in 1961.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 27 VIET S. Top Secret; Exdis. Repeated to CINCPAC, the White House, CIA, and the Department of Defense. According to another copy, this telegram was drafted and initialed for Taylor by Johnson. (Ibid., Saigon Embassy Files: Lot 68 F 8)


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 15 VIET S. Confidential; Immediate; Limdis. Drafted by Forrestal and cleared in substance with William Bundy. Repeated to CINCPAC.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 15 VIET S. Secret; Priority; Limdis. Repeated to CINCPAC. Although the source text is a Department of State telegram form, the internal structure and references in the telegram (see footnote 2 below) show that it is the text as repeated to CINCPAC.


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

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Aides Files, McGeorge Bundy, Meetings on Southeast Asia, Vol. 1. Top Secret.


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

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Aides File, McGeorge Bundy, Memos to the President, Vol. VI. No classification marking.


315. Telegram From the Commander in Chief, Pacific (Sharp) to the Commander, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (Westmoreland)

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 319, HQDA Message Center, Reel 11885. Secret; Limdis.


316. Memorandum From the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Secretary of Defense (McNamara)

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD/ISA Files: FRC 69 A 7425, Vietnam 381. Secret.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 27 VIET S. Secret; Immediate; Limdis. Also sent to CIA, the Department of Defense, and the White House and repeated to CINCPAC.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 27 VIET S. Top Secret; Priority; Exdis. Repeated to the White House, the Department of Defense, and CINCPAC. According to another copy, this telegram was drafted and initialed by Taylor. (Ibid., Saigon Embassy Files: Lot 68 F 8)


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

Source: Department of State, Saigon Embassy Files: Lot 68 F 8. Top Secret; Immediate; Limdis. Drafted by Taylor. Repeated to CIA, the Department of Defense, the White House, Vientiane, and CINCPAC. Also printed in Pentagon Papers: Gravel Edition, vol. III, pp.545–548.


320. Memorandum of a Conversation Between the Desk Officer of the Vietnam Working Group (Furness) and the Vietnamese Charge (Rau)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 27 VIET S. Secret. Drafted by Furness on August 25.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 15 VIET S. Secret; Limdis. Repeated to CINCPAC.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, SOC 12 VIET S. Secret; Immediate; Limdis. Also sent to CIA, the Department of Defense, and the White House and repeated to CINCPAC. Received at 10:42 a.m.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 27 VIET S. Secret; Immediate. Drafted by Forrestal and cleared with William Bundy and McNaughton. Repeated to CINCPAC and Munich.


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

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Vietnam Country File, Cables, Vol. XVI. Secret; Priority; Limdis. Repeated to CINCPAC. Received at 7:38 p.m., August 24.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 15–1 VIET S. Secret; Flash; Limdis. Also sent to CIA, the Department of Defense, and the White House and repeated to CINCPAC. Received at 9:18 a.m.


326. Telegram From the Central Intelligence Agency Station in Saigon to the Agency

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Vietnam Country File, Cables, Vol. XVI. Secret. Neither the time of transmission nor receipt is legible on the source text. The CIA sent copies to the White House for Thomson at 10:39 a.m., to the Department of State for Forrestal, and to DIA for Carroll. The source text is the White House copy.


327. Summary Notes of the 541st Meeting of the National Security Council

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, NSC Meetings, Vol. 3, Tab 23 Top Secret; Sensitive; For the President Only. Drafted by Bromley Smith.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 15 VIET S. Secret; Immediate; Exdis. Repeated to the Department of Defense, CIA, the White House, and CINCPAC for POLAD. Received at 12:16 a.m.


329. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Spain

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 7 US (LODGE). Secret; Immediate; Limdis. Drafted by Breckon, cleared with William Bundy, and initialed by Forrestal.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 13–2 VIET S. Secret; Priority; Limdis. Also sent to CIA, the Department of Defense, and the White House and repeated to Bangkok, Vientiane, Phnom Penh, Manila, Tokyo, London, Paris, Rome, and CINCPAC.


331. Memorandum From the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Secretary of Defense (McNamara)

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OASD/ISA Files: FRC 69 A 926, 381 Southeast Asia. Top Secret; Sensitive. Also printed in Pentagon Papers: Gravel Edition, vol III, pp. 550–552.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 15–1 VIET S. Secret; Flash; Limdis. Also sent to the Department of Defense, CIA, and the White House and repeated to CINCPAC and Rome.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 15 VIET S. Top Secret; Immediate; Limdis. Also sent to the Department of Defense, CIA, and the White House and repeated to CINCPAC for POLAD. Received at 10:38 a.m. According to another copy, this telegram was drafted by Taylor. (Ibid., Saigon Embassy Files: Lot 68 F 8)


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 15 VIET S. Secret; Immediate; Exdis. Drafted by William Bundy and cleared in draft with Forrestal and in substance with Rusk, McNamara, and McGeorge Bundy. Repeated to CINCPAC.


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

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Aides File, McGeorge Bundy, Memos to the President. Secret. Also published in Declassified Documents, 1979, 107C.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 27 VIET S. Secret; Limdis. Also sent to CIA, the Department of Defense, and the White House and repeated to Bangkok, Vientiane, Phnom Penh, Paris, London, Manila, Tokyo, and CINCPAC. Also published in Declassified Documents. 1979, 94D.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 15–1 VIET S. Secret; Flash; Exdis. Also sent to CIA, the Department of Defense, and the White House and repeated to CINCPAC. Received at 12:08 p.m.


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 15 VIET S. Secret; Immediate; Limdis. Also sent to CIA, the Department of Defense, and the White House and repeated to CINCPAC.