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PART I THE WATERSHED

Chapter 1 Background to Military Assistance

Unless otherwise noted the material in this chapter is derived from: Department of Defense, United States-Vietnam 'Relations, 1945-1947,12 books (Washington: GPO, 1971), hereafter Pentagon Papers; The Senator Gravel Edition, Pentagon Papers: The Defense Department History of Decision Making On Vietnam, 4 vols. (Boston: Beacon press, n.d.), hereafter Gravel Edition, Pentagon Papers;Foreign Area Studies Division, American University, Area Handbook for South Vietnam (Washington: GPO, 1967), hereafter American University, Area Handbook; Chester L. Cooper, et al., The American Experience With Pacification in Vietnam, 3 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Institute For Defense Analysis, 1972), hereafter Cooper, et al.. The American Experience With Pacification; Joseph Buttinger, The Smaller Dragon: A Political History of Vietnam (New York: Praeger, 1958), hereafter Buttinger, The Smaller Dragon; Bernard Fall, Two Viet-Nams: A Political and Military Analysis (New York: Praeger, 1967, 2d rev. ed.), hereafter Fall, Two Viet-Nams; D. G. E. Hall, A History of South-East Asia (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1966), hereafter Hall, A History of South-East Asia; Frances FitzGerald, Fire In The Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans In Vietnam (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1972), hereafter FitzGerald, Fire In The Lake; Ellen J. Hammer, The Struggle for Indochina (Stanford, Cal.: Stanford University Press, 1954), hereafter Hammer, The Struggle for Indochina; Douglas Pike, Viet Cony The Organisation and Techniques of The National Liberation Front (Cambridge, Mass.: M.I.T. Press, 1966), hereafter Pike, Viet Cong.

1 Hanson W. Baldwin, Strategy for Tomorrow (New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1970), p. 261.

2 Fall, Two Viet-Nams, p. 3.

3 Pike, Viet Cong, p. 81.

4 FitzGerald, Fire In The Lake, p. 42.

5 Col Victor J. Croizat, USMC (Ret.), A Translation From The French Lessons of The War In Indochina, v. II (Santa Monica, Cal.: Rand Corporation, 1967), p. 12, hereafter Croizat, A Translation From the French Lessons.

6 Dean Acheson, Present At The Creation: My Years in The State Department (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1969), p.673.

7 Buttinger, The Smaller Dragon, p. 46.

8 B. S. N. Murri, Vietnam Divided (New York, 1954), p. 49.

9 Letter, SecState to SecDef, 18Aug54 as quoted in 'U.S. Training of the Vietnamese National Army 1954-1959,' Pentagon Papers, bk. 2, sec. IV.A.4, p. 3.

Chapter 2 The Formative Years

Unless otherwise noted, the material in this chapter is derived from: Maj Gen Edward G. Lansdale, USAF (Ret.), In the Midst of Wars: An American's Mission To Southeast Asia (New York: Harper & Row, 1972), hereafter Lansdale, In the Midst of Wars; George McTurnam Kahin and John W. Lewis, The United States in Vietnam (New York: Dell Publishing Co., Inc., 1967), hereafter Kahin and Lewis, The U.S. In Vietnam; Joseph Buttinger, Vietnam: A Dragon Embattled, 1 vols (New York: Praeger, 1967), Vol. II, Vietnam at War, hereafter Buttinger, Vietnam: A Dragon Embattled, v. II; Robert Scigliano, South Vietnam: Nation Under Stress (Boston: Hdughton Mifflin, 1963), hereafter Scigliano, South Vietnam: Nation Under Stress; Fall, Two Viet-Nams; Pike, Viet Cong; Gravel Edition, Pentagon Papers, vs. I & II; Vietnam Histories Comment File, Hist&MusDiv, HQMC, hereafter Vietnam Comment File; U.S. Marine Activities in RVN, 1954-1964 Project Interview Folder Hist&MusDiv, HQMC, hereafter 1954-1964 Project Interview Folder.

Origins of U.S. Marine Assistance

Unless otherwise noted, the material in this section is derived from: Bernard B. Fall, Street Without Joy: Indochina At War, 1946-1954, (Harrisburg, Pa.: The Stackpole Company, 1961), hereafter Fall, Street Without Joy; Col Victor J. Croizat, USMC (Ret.), 'Vietnamese Naval Forces: Origin of the Species,' USNI Proceedings, v. 99, no. 2 (Feb73), pp. 48-58, hereafter Croizat, 'Vietnamese Naval Forces'; Col Victor J. Croizat, USMC (Ret.), intvw by Hist&MusDiv, HQMC, dtd 10-11 Feb70 (OralHistColl, Hist&MusDiv, HQMC), hereafter Croizat Interview; Col Victor J. Croizat, USMC (Ret.), Comments and supporting materials on Draft MS, Jack Shulimson, 'U.S. Marines in Vietnam,' pt. 1 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Croizat Comments anil Supporting Materials; Col Victor J. Croizat, USMC (Ret.), Comments on Draft MS, Capt Robert Whitlow, 'U.S. Marine Activities in Vietnam, 1954-1964' (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Croizat Comments On Whitlow MS; Col James T. Breckinridge, USMC, Comments on Draft MS, Capt Robert Whitlow, 'U.S. Marine Activities In Vietnam, 1954-1964' (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Breckinridge Comments; MajGen William F. Bulton, USA (Ret.), Riverine Operations (Washington, D.C.: Department of The Army, 1973), hereafter Fulton, Riverine Operations; Croizat, A Translation From The Fench Lessons.

1 Col Victor J. Croizat, USMC (Ret.), 'Notes on The Organization of the Vietnamese Marine Corps,' p. 3 (Croizat Comments and Materials'), hereafter Croizat, 'Notes on The Organization.'

2 Ibid., p. 5.

3 Ibid., p. 6.

 

 

 

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