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Dir. approves the decision to change the mission of US ground forces...
Date of Creation:
April 2, 1965
Date of Declassification:
December 30, 1977
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Pagination, Illustration:
3 p.
[Dir. approves the decision to change the mission of US ground forces from advisory to active combat only if it is accompanied by air strikes damaging enough to push North Vietnam to reappraise its policy on insurgency. US air strikes to date have only hardened North Vietnam's attitude.] Memorandum, John McCone, Dir. of Central Intelligence, to the Secys of State and Defense, the Spec. Asst. to the Pres. for Nat. Security Affairs, and Maxwell D. Taylor, Amb. to the Republic of Vietnam. Apr. 2, 1965. 3 p. TOP SECRET. Declassified Dec. 30, 1977. Johnson Library, NSF, Countries, Vietnam, Vol. 32.
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