157. Memorandum From James C. Thomson, Jr., of the National Security Council Staff to the Presidentʼs Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)1


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[Here follows information on Vietnam, Burma, and Japan.]


[less than 1 line of source text not declassified] has accidentally uncovered anti-Sihanouk Khmer Serei leader Son Ngoc Thanh somewhere in Saigon, now wants to establish a dialogue. State is properly skittish as this guy has the political future of Harold Stassen but drives Sihanouk crazy. We are permitting one or two more “contacts” with him—but we may be risking a further Cambodia blow-up (our relations with Sihanouk are currently euphoric relative to the recent past).

[Here follows information on Taiwan and Singapore.]

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  1. Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Name File, Cooper. Secret.
  2. Initialed by Thomson, Donald Ropa, and Chester Cooper.