FRUS 1961-63 Volume III: Vietnam January-August 1963

 


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The Foreign Relations of the United States series of volumes is published by the State Department, using records from a wide variety of government sources. These volumes are typically published a few decades after the period covered, in order that much of the record be declassified and available for use in these studies.

This volume, covering Vietnam foreign policy for the first 8 months of 1963, was published in 1991. It does not contain all relevant records for the period; for instance the proceedings of the 8th Secretary of Defense Conference on Vietnam were not declassified until late 1997.

This volume covers the period in which Kennedy administration withdrawal plans were put together, the Buddhist crisis erupted in South Vietnam, and an aborted coup attempt against Vietnamese President Diem was made with conflicting support from the U.S.


Title  (PDF: 35 K)
Preface  (PDF: 381 K)
Contents  (PDF: 43 K)
List of Sources  (PDF: 259 K)
List of Abbreviations  (PDF: 178 K)
List of Persons  (PDF: 272 K)
I. Reassessment, January 1-March 14 ...  (PDF: 9186 K)
 
1. Editorial Note
 
 
2. 1/2/63 - Memorandum for the Record by the Director of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (Hilsman)
 
 
3. 1/63 - Memorandum for the Record by the Director of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (Hilsman)
 
 
4. 1/63 - Memorandum for the Record by the Director of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (Hilsman)
 
 
5. 1/2/63 - Memorandum for the Record by the Director of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (Hilsman)
 
 
6. 1/63 - Memorandum for the Record by the Director of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (Hilsman)
 
 
7. 1/2/63 - Memorandum of a Conversation Between ... (Hilsman) and General Roland H. Anthis, Saigon, ...
 
 
8. 1/63 - Memorandum for the Record by the Director of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (Hilsman)
 
 
9. 1/10/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
10. 1/11/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
11. 1/11/63 - Current Intelligence Memorandum Prepared in the Office of Current Intelligence, CIA
 
 
12. 1/15/63 - Report to the Special Group for Counterinsurgency
 
 
13. 1/16/63 - Memorandum from the Director of the Vietnam Working Group (Wood) to ... (Harriman)
 
 
14. 1/17/63 - Minutes of a Meeting of the Special Group for Counterinsurgency
 
 
15. 1/17/63 - Memorandum From the Chairman of the JCS Naval Aide (Bagley) to the Chairman of the JCS (Taylor)
 
 
16. 1/23/63 - Letter From the Counselor of the Embassy of Vietnam (Manfull) to ... (Wood)
 
 
17. 1/24/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
18. 1/25/63 - Memorandum From the Commander in Chief, Pacific (Felt) to the Joint Chiefs of Staff
 
 
19. 1/25/63 - Memorandum From ... (Hilsman) and Michael V. Forrestal of the National Security Council Staff to the President
 
 
20. 1/25/63 - National Security Action Memorandum No. 217
 
 
21. 1/28/63 - Memorandum From Michael V. Forrestal of the National Security Counsil Staff to the President
 
 
22. 1/29/63 - Memorandum From the Deputy Director of the Vietnam Working Group (Heavner) to ... (Harriman)
 
 
23. 1/30/63 - Memorandum From the Deputy Director of the USIA (Wilson) to the Director (Murrow)
 
 
24. 1/30/63 - Letter From the Assistant Secrety of State for Far Easter Affairs (Harriman) to the Ambassador in Vietnam...
 
 
25. 1/31/63 - Memorandum From the Director of the Vietnam Working Group (Wood) to ... (Harriman)
 
 
26. 1/63 - Report by an Investigative Team Headed by the Chief of Staff, US Army (Wheeler) to the Joint Chiefs of Staff
 
 
27. 2/1/63 - Memorandum From Michael V. Forrestal of the National Security Council Staff to the President
 
 
28. 2/1/63 - Memorandum From the Deputy Assistant Director, Pacific and Far East Division, USIA (Moore) to ... (Wilson)
 
 
29. 2/4/63 - Memorandum From Michael V. Forrestal of the National Security Council Staff to the President
 
 
30. 2/5/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
31. 2/6/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
32. 2/7/63 - Minutes of a Meeting of the Special Group for Counterinsurgency, Washington
 
 
33. 2/8/63 - Memorandum From Michael V. Forrestal of the National Security Council Staff to ... (Harriman)
 
 
34. 2/8/63 - Memorandum From Michael V. Forrestal ... to the Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Far East, AID (Janow)
 
 
35. 2/8/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
36. 2/9/63 - Memorandum of a Conversation between ... (Harriman) and the Chief of Staff, US Army (Wheeler) ...
 
 
37. 2/9/63 - Letter From the Assistant Secretary of State ... (Harriman) to the Chairman of the JCS (Taylor)
 
 
38. 2/14/63 - Letter From the Ambassador in Vietnam (Nolting) to the Vietnamese Secretary of State ... (Thuan)
 
 
39. 2/15/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
40. 2/16/63 - Memorandum From the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Secretary of Defense (McNamara)
 
 
41. 2/23/63 - Letter From the Commander, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (Harkins) to President Diem
 
 
42. 2/25/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
43. Editorial Note
 
 
44. 2/26/63 - Letter From the Director of the Vietnam Working Group (Wood) to ... (Trueheart)
 
 
45. 2/27/63 - Letter From the Ambassador in Vietnam (Nolting) to ... (Harriman)
 
 
46. 2/27/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
47. 2/27/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
48. 2/28/63 - Memorandum From the Director of the Vietnam Working Group (Wood) to ... (Harriman)
 
 
49. 3/5/63 - Memorandum From the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense ... (Bundy) to the Secretary of Defense (McNamara)
 
 
50. Editorial Note
 
 
51. 3/7/63 - Memorandum From the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Secretary of Defense (McNamara)
 
 
52. 3/7/63 - Memorandum From the President's Special Representative ... (Bowles) to the President
 
 
53. 3/8/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
54. 3/8/63 - Memorandum From Michael V. Forrestal of the National Security Council Staff to ... (Harriman)
 
 
55. 3/11/63 - Telegram From the United States Information Agency to Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
56. 3/11/63 - Memorandum From the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Secretary of Defense (McNamara)
 
 
57. 3/12/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
58. 3/13/63 - Memorandum From Michael V. Forrestal of the National Security Council Staff to ... (Harriman)
 
 
59. 3/14/63 - Minutes of a Meeting of the Special Group for Counterinsurgency, Washington
 
II. Increasing Tensions Between the United States and South Vietnam, March 15 - May 8 ...  (PDF: 7799 K)
 
60. 3/15/63 - Memorandum From the Counselor and Public Affairs Officer of the Embassy in Vietnam (Mecklin) to ... (Manell)
 
 
61. 3/18/63 - Letter From the Ambassador in Vietnam (Nolting) to Secretary of State ... Thuan
 
 
62. 3/18/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
63. 3/20/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
64. 3/20/63 - Memorandum From the Under Secretary of State or Political Affairs' Special Assistant (Jorden) to ... (Harriman)
 
 
65. 3/21/63 - Memorandum From the Under Secretary of State or Political Affairs' Special Assistant (Jorden) to ... (Harriman)
 
 
66. 3/22/63 - Airgram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
67. 3/26/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
68. 3/28/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
69. 3/29/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
70. 3/30/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
71. 3/30/63 - Telegram From the Commander, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (Harkins) to ... (Felt)
 
 
72. 4/63 - Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State ... (Hilsman) to the Secretary of State
 
 
73. 4/1/63 - Memorandum of a Conversation, Department of State, Washington, ...
 
 
74. 4/1/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
75. 4/2/63 - Memorandum for the Record by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Taylor)
 
 
76. 4/3/63 - Memorandum From the Director of the Vietnam Working Group (Wood) to ... (Hilsman)
 
 
77. 4/4/63 - Memorandum of a Conversation, White House, Washington, ...
 
 
78. 4/4/63 - Minutes of a Meeting of the Special Group for Counterinsurgency, Washington, ...
 
 
79. 4/4/63 - Letter From the Director of the Vietnam Working Group (Wood) to the Ambassador in Vietnam (Nolting)
 
 
80. 4/4/63 - Memorandum From the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Secretary of Defense (McNamara)
 
 
81. 4/5/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
82. 4/7/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
83. Editorial Note
 
 
84. 4/8/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
85. 4/9/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
86. 4/10/63 - Telegram From the Delegation at the SEATO Council Meeting to the Department of State
 
 
87. Editorial Note
 
 
88. 4/12/63 - Memorandum for the Record of a Conversation With the Presidential Counselor (Ngo Dinh Nhu) ...
 
 
89. 4/13/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
90. 4/16/63 - Telegram From Michael V. Forrestal of the National Security Council Staff to the President, ...
 
 
91. 4/17/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
92. Editorial Note
 
 
93. 4/17/63 - Memorandum From the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Secretary of Defense (McNamara)
 
 
94. 4/17/63 - National Intelligence Estimate
 
 
95. 4/18/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
96. 4/18/63 - Memorandum Prepared in the Department of State
 
 
97. 4/18/63 - Memorandum From the Director of the Vietnam Working Group (Wood) to ... (Hilsman)
 
 
98. 4/22/63 - Memorandum From Michael V. Forrestal of the National Security Council Staff to the President
 
 
99. 4/22/63 - Central Intelligence Agency Information Report
 
 
100. 4/25/63 - Airgram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
101. 4/26/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
102. 5/1/63 - Memorandum From the Assistant Director for Rural Affairs ... (Phillips) to ... (Brent)
 
 
103. 5/1/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
104. 5/1/63 - Letter From the Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs (Hilsman) to ... (Bundy)
 
 
105. 5/2/63 - Memorandum From the Deputy Director of the Vietnam Working Group (Heavner) to the Director (Wood)
 
 
106. 5/3/63 - Memorandum for the Ambassador in Vietnam (Nolting) and the Commander, MAC, Vietnam (Harkins)
 
 
107. 5/6/63 - Memorandum for the Record of the Secretary of Defense Conference, Honolulu, ...
 
 
108. 5/6/63 - Letter From the Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs (Hilsman) to ... (Murrow)
 
 
109. 5/6/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
110. 5/7/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
111. 5/8/63 - Memorandum From the Secretary of Defense (McNamara) to ... (Nitze)
 
III. Beginning of the Buddhist Crisis, May 9 - June 16 ...  (PDF: 7417 K)
 
112. 5/9/63 - Telegram From the Consulate at Hue to the Department of State
 
 
113. 5/9/63 - Minutes of a Meeting of the Special Group for Counterinsurgency, Washington ...
 
 
114. 5/9/63 - Memorandum From the Deputy Director of the Vietnam Working Group (Heavner) to ... (Hilsman)
 
 
115. 5/9/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
116. 5/10/63 - Telegram From the Consulate at Hue to the Department of State
 
 
117. 5/10/63 - Telegram From the Consulate at Hue to Department of State
 
 
118. 5/10/63 - Manifesto of Vietnamese Buddhist Clergy and Faithful
 
 
119. 5/10/63 - Letter From the Ambassador in Vietnam (Nolting) to Secretary of State ... Thuan
 
 
120. 5/10/63 - Memorandum From Michael V. Forrestal of the National Security Council Staff to the President
 
 
121. 5/11/63 - Memorandum From the Commander in Chief, Pacific (Felt) to the Joint Chiefs of Staff
 
 
122. 5/13/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
123. 5/15/63 - Letter From the Commander, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (Harkins) to President Diem
 
 
124. 5/15/63 - Letter From the Assistant Administrator for the Far East, AID (Janow) to ... (Phillips)
 
 
125. 5/15/63 - Memorandum from the Deputy Director of the Vietnam Working Group (Heavner) to ... (Hilsman)
 
 
126. 5/17/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
127. Editorial Note
 
 
128. 5/17/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
129. 5/18/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
130. 5/21/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
131. 5/22/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
132. 5/23/63 - Minutes of a Meeting of the Special Group for Counterinsurgency, Washington, ...
 
 
133. 5/23/63 - Letter From the Ambassador in Vietnam (Nolting) to ... (Hilsman)
 
 
134. 5/23/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
135. 5/25/63 - Letter from the Charge in Vietnam (Trueheart) to ... (Hilsman)
 
 
136. 5/27/63 - Memorandum From the Commander in Chief, Pacific (Felt) to ... (Harkins)
 
 
137. 5/29/63 - Telegram From the Assistant Secretary of Defense ... (Nitze) to ... (Felt)
 
 
138. 5/29/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
139. 5/30/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
140. 5/31/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
141. 6/1/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
142. 6/1/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
143. 6/1/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
144. 6/3/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
145. 6/3/63 - Current Intelligence Memorandum Prepared in the Office of Current Intelligence, CIA
 
 
146. 6/4/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
147. 6/3/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
148. 6/3/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
149. 6/4/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
150. 6/4/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
151. 6/4/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
152. 6/4/63 - Letter From the Director of the USIA (Murrow) to ... (Hilsman)
 
 
153. 6/5/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
154. Editorial Note
 
 
155. 6/6/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
156. 6/7/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
157. 6/8/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
158. 6/8/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
159. 6/8/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
160. 6/9/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
161. 6/9/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
162. 6/10/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
163. 6/11/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
164. 6/11/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
165. 6/11/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
166. 6/11/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
167. 6/11/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
168. 6/12/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
169. 6/12/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
170. 6/13/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
171. 6/13/63 - Minutes of a Meeting of the Special Group for Counterinsurgency, Washington, ...
 
 
172. 6/14/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
173. 6/14/63 - Telegram From Prince Sihanouk to President Kennedy
 
 
174. 6/14/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
175. 6/14/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
176. 6/15/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
177. 6/16/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
178. Editorial Note
 
 
179. 6/16/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
IV. The Deepening Crisis, June 17-August 20 ...  (PDF: 12067 K)
 
180. 6/19/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
181. 6/19/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
182. 6/20/63 - Message From President Kennedy to Prince Sihanouk
 
 
183. 6/21/63 - Research Memorandum From ... (Hughes) to the Secretary of State
 
 
184. 6/22/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
185. 6/22/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
186. 6/25/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
187. 6/26/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
188. 6/26/63 - Special National Intelligence Estimate
 
 
189. 6/27/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
190. 6/28/63 - Central Intelligence Agency Information Report
 
 
191. 6/28/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
192. 6/28/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
193. 6/29/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
194. 6/29/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
195. 7/1/63 - Telegram From Michael V. Forrestal of the National Security Council Staff to ... (Bundy), at Rome
 
 
196. 7/1/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
197. 7/1/63 - Research Memorandum From ... (Denney) to the Acting Secretary of State
 
 
198. 7/2/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
199. 7/2/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
200. 7/3/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
201. 7/3/63 - Letter From the Charge in Vietnam (Trueheart) to President Diem
 
 
202. 7/3/63 - Memorandum From Michael V. Forrestal of the National Security Council Staff to the President
 
 
203. 7/4/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
204. 7/4/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
205. 7/4/63 - Memorandum of a Conversation, White House, Washington, ...
 
 
206. 7/4/63 - Memorandum From ... (Rostow) to the Secretary of State
 
 
207. (undated) - Report by the Joint Chiefs of Staff's Special Assistant ... (Krulak)
 
 
208. 7/5/63 - Memorandum of a Conversation, Department of State, Washington, ...
 
 
209. 7/6/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
210. 7/7/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
211. 7/7/63 - Telegram From Malcolm Brownse ... David Halberstam ... Peter Kalischer ... Neil Sheehan ... to the President
 
 
212. 7/8/63 - Central Intelligence Agency Information Report
 
 
213. 7/9/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
214. 7/9/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
215. 7/9/63 - Memorandum From Michael V. Forrestal of the National Security Council Staff to ... (Bundy)
 
 
216. 7/10/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in the Philippines to the Department of State
 
 
217. 7/10/63 - Special National Intelligence Estimate
 
 
218. 7/11/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
219. 7/15/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
220. 7/15/63 - Memorandum From ... (Rice) to the Secretary of State
 
 
221. 7/16/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
222. 7/16/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
223. 7/17/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
224. 7/17/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
225. Editorial Note
 
 
226. 7/17/63 - Memorandum of a Conversation, Saigon, ...
 
 
227. 7/18/63 - Memorandum of a Conversation, Saigon, ...
 
 
228. Editorial Note
 
 
229. 7/19/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
230. 7/19/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
231. Letter From the Ambassador in India (Bowles) to ... (Bundy)
 
 
232. 7/20/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
233. 7/20/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
234. 7/23/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
235. 7/24/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
236. 7/24/63 - Memorandum From the Director of the Vietnam Working Group (Kattenburg) to ... (Hilsman)
 
 
237. 7/25/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
238. 7/26/63 - Memorandum of a Conversation, Department of State, Washington, ...
 
 
239. (undated) - Report From the Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs (Manning) to the President
 
 
240. 7/27/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
241. 7/28/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
242. 7/30/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
243. 8/1/63 - Memorandum of a Telephone Conversation Between ... (Harriman) and ... (Hilsman), ...
 
 
244. 8/2/63 - Central Intelligence Agency Information Report
 
 
245. 8/5/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
246. 8/6/63 - Memorandum From ... (Hilsman) to the Acting Secretary of State
 
 
247. 8/7/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
248. 8/8/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
249. 8/9/63 - Memorandum From Michael V. Forrestal of the National Security Council Staff to the President
 
 
250. 8/10/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
251. 8/12/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
252. 8/13/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
253. 8/14/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
254. Editorial Note
 
 
255. 8/15/63 - Memorandum From the Director of the Vietnam Working Group (Kattenburg) to ... (Hilsman)
 
 
256. 8/16/63 - Memorandum From the Deputy Director for Plans, CIA (Helms) to ... (Hilsman)
 
 
257. 8/16/63 - Memorandum From the Joint Chiefs of Staff's Special Assistant ... (Krulak) to ... (McNamara)
 
 
258. 8/19/63 - Memorandum From Senator Mike Mansfield to the President
 
 
259. 8/20/63 - Memorandum From Thomas F. Conlon of the Vietnam Working Group to ... (Hilsman)
 
 
260. 8/20/63 - Memorandum From the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Secretary of Defense (McNamara)
 
V. Raids on the Pagodas and a Possible Coup; August 21-28 ...  (PDF: 4753 K)
 
261. 8/21/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
262. Editorial Note
 
 
263. 8/21/63 - Department of State Daily Staff Summary
 
 
264. 8/21/63 - Memorandum From the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (Carroll) to ... (McNamara)
 
 
265. 8/21/63 - Memorandum for the Record by the Joint Chiefs of Staff's Special Assistant .... (Krulak)
 
 
266. 8/21/63 - Memorandum Prepared the the Office of Current Intelligence, CIA
 
 
267. 8/22/63 - Memorandum From the Acting Secretary of State to ... (Harriman)
 
 
268. 8/22/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
269. 8/23/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
270. 8/23/63 - Memorandum From the Chairman of the JCS (Taylot) to the Secretary of State
 
 
271. Editorial Note
 
 
272. 8/23/63 - Department of State Daily Staff Summary
 
 
273. 8/24/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
274. 8/24/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
275. 8/24/63 - Telegram From the CIA Station in Saigon to the Agency
 
 
276. 8/24/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
277. 8/24/63 - Memorandum From ... (Mecklin) to the Ambassador (Lodge)
 
 
278. 8/24/63 - Memorandum From Michael V. Forrestal of the National Security Council Staff to the President
 
 
279. Editorial Note
 
 
280. 8/24/63 - Telegram From Michael V. Forrestal ... to the President, at Hyannis Port, Massachusetts
 
 
281. 8/24/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
282. 8/24/63 - Memorandum for the Record by the Joint Chiefs of Staff's Special Assistant ... (Krulak)
 
 
283. 8/25/63 - Telegram From the Commander in Chief, Pacific (Felt) to the JCS
 
 
284. 8/25/63 - Telegram From the CIA Station in Saigon to the Agency
 
 
285. 8/25/63 - Telegram From Michael V. Forrestal ... to the President, at Hyannis Port, Massachusetts
 
 
286. 8/25/63 - Message From the Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Vietnam (Lodge)
 
 
287. 8/26/63 - Voice of America Broadcast, Saigon, ...
 
 
288. 8/26/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
289. 8/26/63 - Memorandum for the Record of a Meeting at the White House, Washington, ...
 
 
290. 8/26/63 - Telegram From the CIA Station in Saigon to the Agency
 
 
291. 8/26/63 - Telegram From the CIA Station in Saigon to the Agency
 
 
292. 8/26/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
293. 8/26/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
294. 8/26/63 - Telegram From the CIA Station in Saigon to the Agency
 
 
295. 8/26/63 - Telegram From the Chairman of the JCS (Taylor) to ... (Harkins)
 
 
296. 8/26/63 - Memorandum From Michael V. Forrestal of the National Security Council Staff to the President
 
 
297. 8/27/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
298. 8/27/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
299. 8/27/63 - Telegram From the CIA Station in Saigon to the Agency
 
 
300. 8/27/63 - Telegram From the Commander, MAC, Vietnam (Harkins) to the Chairman of the JCS (Taylor)
 
 
301. 8/27/63 - Memorandum of a Telephone Conversation Between ... (Harriman) and ... (Hilsman), ...
 
 
302. 8/27/63 - Memorandum From Michael V. Forrestal of the National Security Council Staff to the President
 
 
303. 8/27/63 - Memorandum of a Conference With the President, White House, Washington, ...
 
 
304. 8/27/63 - Memorandum for the Record by the Secretary of Defenses's Assistant ... (Lansdale)
 
 
305. 8/27/63 - Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam
 
 
306. 8/28/63 - Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State
 
 
307. 8/28/63 - Telegram From the CIA Station in Saigon to the Agency
 
 
308. 8/28/63 - Memorandum From the Director of the USIA (Murrow) to the President
 
 
309. 8/28/63 - Telegram From the Chairman of the JCS (Taylor) to ... (Harkins)
 
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