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Title:
How We Should Move
Date of Creation:
April 16, 1966
Date of Declassification:
March 31, 1978
Type of Document:
Report
Level of Classification:
TOP SECRET
Status of Copy:
ORIGINAL
Pagination, Illustration:
7 p.
Abstract:
How We Should Move [clarification of the nature of the US commitment to South Vietnam and discussion of how to present it so as to obtain maximum freedom of unilateral action: the US commitment is contingent on a continued South Vietnamese desire for US assistance and presence, and on responsible political behavior in South Vietnam, including the establishment of a reasonably effective govt. These contingencies must be presented in a way that does not imply a policy reversal or an ultimatum. Discussion of relation of the restatement of policy to US troop deployments, US testing of South Vietnamese political and military performance, and prenegotiation contacts with North Vietnam]. Report, Mr. Carver. Apr. 16, 1966. 5 p. Att: Scenario. 2 p. TOP SECRET/SENSITIVE. Declassified Mar. 31, 1978.
Declassified Documents Reference System Location:
1978-36C