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  • Wheeler, Gen. Earle G., 134, 232, 244, 248, 251-252, 259, 262, 475, 571n, 662
    • civilian government of Vietnam, “Young Turks” coup attempt against, 1018
    • counterinsurgency operations:
      • airfield security, 881
      • JCS recommendations for actions, 847-850
      • Taylor-Johnson meeting re, 967, 968
    • Gulf of Tonkin events:
      • congressional leaders, briefings for, 617
      • Maddox, attack on (Aug. 2), 590, 602
      • Maddox and C. Turner Joy, attack on (Aug. 4), 604
      • Morton and Edwards, possible attack on (Sept. 18), 778, 780
      • retaliations for attacks, 593, 606, 609, 624, 626
      • U.S. patrols, resumption of (Aug. 2), 591
    • Gulf of Tonkin resolution, 642
    • Khanh government, coup attempt against (Sept. 13), 766n, 769
    • Laos, U.S.-RVN incursions into, 574n, 583-585
    • National Security Action Memorandum 314, 749-750, 752-753, 754
    • NSC Working Group on Vietnam, 938n, 943, 958
    • courses of action paper, 932-935
    • Taylor’s visits to Washington, 746n. 749, 965
    • U.S. policy in Vietnam, 752-753
    • Vietnam (DRV), U.S.-RVN operations against, 583-585
      • Bien Hoa attack, proposed retaliation for, 875-876, 881, 885
      • governmental stability in RVN and, 838
      • graduated action plan, 930
      • JCS recommendations for actions, 847-850
      • military options, 681-682
      • naval operations, 780
      • retaliation for attacks on U.S. personnel, 1050, 1063-1065
      • U.S. dependents in Vietnam and, 1065
      • Vietnamese (DRV)-Chinese People’s Republic response, 902-906