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  • Harkins, Gen. Paul D., 21, 26, 130, 134n, 204, 228, 248
    • communist insurgency:
      • area controlled by, 100
      • Vietnam (DRV), relation to, 251
      • weaponry for, 101
    • counterinsurgency operations:
      • air support, 311
      • CIA assessment of, 99-102
    • Khanh, assessment of, 43
    • Khanh coup, 37, 39, 42, 43
    • Khanh government:
      • counterinsurgency policy, 47
      • coups against, possible, 436
      • transition period, U.S. recommendations for, 51
    • Laos, U.S.-RVN incursions into, 311
    • Lodge, relationship with, 298-299, 326-327
    • McNamara-Taylor mission (May 1964), 304, 313
    • political situation in Vietnam, 100-101
    • replacement as MACV commander, 59, 61, 200, 213, 223
    • Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces:
      • effectiveness, U.S. advisers to report on, 310
      • intelligence organization, 253
      • manpower situation, 310
    • U.S. military advisers, lengths of tours for, 312
    • Vietnam (DRV), U.S.-RVN operations against, 27-28, 30, 31, 252, 309
    • war footing for Vietnam, 144