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  • McCone, John A., 25, 65, 79, 93, 120-121, 130, 146, 155n , 157n , 166n , 176n , 305n , 663, 742n , 806n , 811, 914n , 1012n , 1060n
    • Cambodia, U.S.-RVN incursions into, 126, 151, 330
    • China, People’s Republic of, 679
    • CIA station chief, appointment of, 3
    • civilian government of Vietnam:
      • U.S. efforts to strengthen, 966
      • “Young Turks” coup attempt, 1018
    • communist insurgency, 123
      • major offensive, possible, 489-490
    • congressional resolution on Southeast Asia policy, 432, 492
    • counterinsurgency operations:
      • Americanization of, 125, 127
      • covert checking of reporting on, 5-6, 7-8
      • deterioration of RVN positron, 336, 429
      • Taylor-Johnson meeting re, 968
      • U.S. de facto responsibility for, 124
    • Gulf of Tonkin events:
      • congressional leaders, briefings for, 615-616, 619
      • evidence for U.S. version of events, 644-645
      • retaliations for attacks, 608, 611
      • Vietnamese (DRV) attacks as defensive actions, 611
    • Honolulu meetings (June 1964), 415, 423, 424, 427, 429, 431-432
    • Khanh government:
      • Assessment of, 121-122, 164n
      • coup attempt against (Sept. 13), 766n
      • coupe, U.S. protection against, 127
    • Laos, U.S.-RVN incursions into, 126, 151
      • intelligence operations, 276, 277
      • Vietnamese (DRV)-Chinese People’s Republic response, 585-587
    • McNamara-Taylor mission (March 1964), 133n
    • National Security Action Memorandum 314, 750, 751-572, 753, 754
    • neutral solution for Vietnam, 124
    • NSC Working Group on Vietnam, 938n , 943, 958
    • political situation in Vietnam, 126
    • Position Paper on Southeast Asia, 969n , 984
    • Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces, 122
    • strategic hamlet program, 126
    • Taylor’s ambassadorial instructions, 974n
    • Taylor’s visits to Washington, 746n , 749, 965
    • third country assistance for Vietnam, 967
    • U.S. governmental involvement in Vietnam:
      • integration into government structure, 371, 372
      • political adviser for Khanh, 126
    • U.S. information programs and policies in Vietnam, 431
    • U.S. military assistance to Vietnam, 123
    • U.S. policy in Vietnam:
      • “domino effect” issue, 484
      • funds and personnel for, 474
      • strategic importance of Vietnam, 753
    • Vietnam (DRV), U.S.-RVN operations against:
      • covert operations, 4-5
      • infiltration lines, focus on, 962
      • military options, 370
      • position on, 125-126, 127
      • Vietnamese (DRV)-Chinese People’s Republic response, 585-587
    • war footing for Vietnam, 287n