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Option A : course of action outlined
Date of Declassification:
December 22, 1987
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Pagination, Illustration:
13 p.
Option A involves essentially persevering in our present policies and programs, adhering to the following objective: a) Preventing a North Vietnamese takeover of South Vietnam by insurrectionay warfare; b) Aiding the development of a non-Communist political structure within South Vietnam capable of extending its writ over most of the country and acquiring sufficient internal strength and self-generated momentum to be able to survive without the support of US combat forces whenever North Vietnam ceases its present campaign of intensive military pressure.
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