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Title:
Change of mission of US ground forces in South Vietnam
Date of Creation:
April 2, 1965
Date of Declassification:
November 1, 1988
Type of Document:
Memorandum
Level of Classification:
NOT GIVEN
Status of Copy:
ORIGINAL
Pagination, Illustration:
3 p.
Abstract:
CIA Director John McCone discusses changing mission on US ground forces in South Vietnam from one of advice and static defense to one of active combat operations against the Viet Cong guerillas.
Declassified Documents Reference System Location:
1989-003206