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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States, 1952-1954. Indochina (in two parts)
(1952-1954)

Policy of the United States in the aftermath of the Geneva Conference, July-December 1954: the increased role of the United States in South Vietnam; measures taken in support of the Diem government; the beginning of American aid programs in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia,   pp. 1867-2441 ff. PDF (223.7 MB)


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POLICY OF THE UNITED STATES IN THE AFTER-
  MATH OF THE GENEVA CONFERENCE, JULY-DECEM-
  BER   1954: THE    INCREASED      ROLE   OF  THE   UNITED
  STATES IN SOUTH VIETNAM; MEASURES TAKEN IN
  SUPPORT OF THE DIEM GOVERNMENT; THE BEGIN-
  NINGS OF AMERICAN AID PROGRAMS IN VIETNAM,
  LAOS, AND CAMBODIA
Eisenhower Library, Eisenhower papers, Whitman file
  Memorandum of Discussion at the 207th Meeting of the National
            Security Council, Thursday, July 22, 1954 1
                           [Extracts]
TOP SECRET   EYES ONLY
  Present at the 207th meeting of the Council were the President of
the United States, presiding; the Vice President of the: United States;
the Secretary of State; the Secretary of Defense; the Director, Foreign
Operations Administration; and the Director, Office of Defense Mobi-
lization. Also present were the Secretary of the Treasury; the Director,
Bureau of the Budget; the Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission
(Item 2) ; the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; the Director of Central
Intelligence; the Assistant to the President; Robert Cutler, Special
Assistant to the President; the White House Staff Secretary; Bryce
Harlow, Administrative Assistant to the President; the Executive Sec-
retary, NSC; and the Deputy Executive Secretary, NSC.
  There follows a summary of the discussion at the meeting and the
main points taken.
1. Possible Use of ROK Forces in Indochina2 (NSC Actions Nos.
    1054-b and 1147-b)
The National Security Council:
  Adopted the recommendation of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, concurred
in by the Secretary of Defense, that the present U.S. policy with
respect to the possible use of ROK forces in Indochina (NSC Action
No. 1054-b) not be changed at this time, but be kept under review in
the light of future developments.
  2 Prepared by Deputy Executive Secretary Gleason on July 28.
  2The decision recorded in this paragraph constituted NSC Action No. 1178,
July 22, 1954. (S/S-NSC files, lot 66 D 95, "NSC Actions") For
NSC Action No.
1054, see extracts from the memorandum of discussion at the 187th Meeting
of
the Council, Mar. 4, p. 1093. For NSC Action No. 1147, see extracts from
the memo-
randum of discussion at the 200th Meeting of the NSC, June 3, p. 1660.
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