Discussion on Ending the War and Deployment of Additional U.S. Forces, July 29-November 26, 1965


98. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, EA/ACA Files: Lot 69 D 412, Mai Van Bo 1965. Top Secret; Eyes Only. Drafted by Dean and Bundy. Copies were sent to the Department of Defense for McNaughton and to CIA for Colby.


99. Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 27 VIET S. Secret; Priority; Exdis.


100. Memorandum From Secretary of Defense McNamara to President Johnson

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, Vietnam, Vol. XXXVII, Memos (B). Top Secret.


101. Memorandum From the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers (Ackley) to President Johnson

Source: Johnson Library, White House Central Files, Ex ND 19/CO 312. No classification marking. There is an indication on the source text that Johnson saw the memorandum.


103. Memorandum From the Ambassador-Designate to Vietnam (Lodge) to President Johnson

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Memos to the President, McGeorge Bundy, Vol. XIII. No classification marking. McGeorge Bundy sent this memorandum to the President on August 3, under cover of a memorandum in which he observed: “Lansdale appears quite ready to take over MACV—and yet he's not all wrong. Can we afford some creative tension?”


104. Memorandum for the Record

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Name File, President Eisenhower. Secret; Sensitive. Drafted by Goodpaster.


105. Memorandum for the Record

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, Vietnam, Public Affairs Policy Committee. Confidential. Prepared by Gordon Chase of the NSC Staff on August 4.


106. Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to President Johnson

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Memos to the President, McGeorge Bundy, Vol. XIII. Confidential.


107. Memorandum From Chester L. Cooper of the National Security Council Staff to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, Vietnam, Vol. XXXVIII, Memos (B), 8/1-12/65. Top Secret.


108. Memorandum from the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to President Johnson

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Memos to the President, McGeorge Bundy, Vol. XIII. Secret.


109. Memorandum From Chester L. Cooper of the National Security Council Staff to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, Vietnam, Vol. XXXVIII, Memos (B), 8/1-12/65. Top Secret.


110. Summary Notes of the 554th Meeting of the National Security Council

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, NSC Meetings File, Vol. III. Top Secret; Sensitive; For the President Only. Prepared by Bromley Smith.


111. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Memos to the President, McGeorge Bundy, Vol. XIII. Confidential. Drafted by McGeorge Bundy on August 11.


113. Telegram From the Embassy in France to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 27-14 VIET/XYZ. Secret; Immediate; Nodis; XYZ. Drafted by Gullion and cleared by Bohlen. See Document 112 for background information on the “XYZ” contacts.


114. Telegram From the National Security Council Executive Secretary (Smith) to President Johnson, at Camp David, Maryland

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, Vietnam, Vol. XXXVIII, Cables. Secret. Received at 3:55 p.m. There is an indication on the source text that the President saw the telegram.


116. Memorandum From the Representative to the United Nations (Goldberg) to President Johnson

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, Vietnam, Vol. XXXIII, Cables. Secret. Goldberg sent this memorandum to the President on August 9, under cover of a letter in which he represented it as describing “how I believe a pause in the bombing of North Vietnam might be utilized in support of a mediation effort to determine whether we can get Hanoi to start unconditional discussions.” He noted that he had also sent copies of the memorandum to Rusk and McNamara, and he offered to discuss it with the President at his convenience. (Ibid.)


117. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, Vietnam, Public Affairs Policy Committee. Confidential. The meeting was held in Moyers' office. The source text bears no drafting information.


118. Memorandum From the Ambassador-Designate to Vietnam (Lodge) to President Johnson

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Name File, President Eisenhower. Confidential. There is an indication on the source text that Johnson saw the memorandum.


119. Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 27 VIET S. Top Secret; Exdis.


120. Telegram From the Embassy in France to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 27-14 VIET/XYZ. Top Secret; Nodis; XYZ. The source text is a copy that was enclosed in a letter from Springsteen to McBride, November 3, together with copies of telegrams reporting on Gullion's (“X”) meetings with Mai Van Bo (“Rupert”) on August 18 and September 1. The copies do not include telegram numbers or times of transmission or receipt. Springsteen transmitted these copies and other documents to McBride at the request of Sturm (“Y”) so that they would be available to Sturm in Paris. In United States-Vietnam Relations, the meeting described in this telegram is incorrectly dated August 15. (Herring, Secret Diplomacy of the Vietnam War, p. 100)


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 27 VIET S. Secret; Priority; Nodis. The source text does not indicate a time of transmission; the telegram was received at 9:06 a.m.


122. Telegram From the Embassy in France to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 27-14 VIET/XYZ. Top Secret; Nodis; XYZ. The source text is a copy that does not bear a telegram number or a time of transmission or receipt. For additional information, see the source note, Document 120.


123. Memorandum of Meeting

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 15-1 US/Johnson. Confidential. Drafted by William Bundy on August 26.


124. 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 USUN. The source text does not indicate a time of transmission; the telegram was received at 2:23 a.m. Ambassador Lodge arrived in Saigon on August 20 and presented his credentials on August 25.


125. Telegram From the Commander in Chief, Pacific (Sharp) to the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 27 VIET S. Top Secret; Exdis. The source text is a copy sent to the Department of State.


126. Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to President Johnson

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


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

Source: Department of State, Central Files, POL 27 VIET S. Secret; Limdis. Repeated to CINCPAC.