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Chapter 7 The Laotian Crisis, 1962

Unless otherwise noted, the material in this chapter is derived from: 3d Marine Expeditionary Unit Special Report, 16May-7Aug 1962, hereafter 3d MEU Special Report; CinCPac Operations Plan 32-59 Phase II (Laos), hereafter Of flan 32-59; Wilier Interview; Croifat Interview; MCC Items, May, Jun, Jul62; Schlesinger, A Thousand Days; Cooper, Tie Lost Crusade; Paul F. Langer and Joseph J. Zasloff, North Vietnam and The Pathet Lao: Partners in The Struggle For Laos (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1970), hereafter Langer and Zasloff, North Vietnam and The Pathet Lao; LtGen Ormond R. Simpson, USMC (Ret.) Comments on 2d Draft MS, Whitlow, 'U.S. Marine Activities In Vietnam, 1954-1963,' (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Simpson Comments; Foster Rhea Dulles, American Policy Toward Communist China: The Historical Record (New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1972), hereafter Dulles, American Policy Toward Communist China; Taylor, Swords and Plowshares.

1 MCC Items: 16 May 62.

2 Croizat Interview; Welter Interview.

PART III THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES,

1963

Chapter 8 The Marine Advisory Effort

Unless otherwise noted, the material in this chapter is derived from: FitzGerald, Fire In The Lake; 'The Overthrow of Ngo Dinh Diem, May-November, 1963,' Pentagon Papers, bk. 3, sec. IV.B.5; Gravel Edition, Pentagon Papers, v. Ill; Shaplen, The Lost Revolution; Kahin and Lewis, The U.S. In Vietnam.

The Advisory Division and VNMC

Operations

Unless otherwise noted the material in this section is derived from: Senior Marine Advisor, MACV, Monthly Historical Summaries, 1963-1965, hereafter SMA, MACV HistSums; Col Wesley C. Noren, Comments on Draft MS, Maj Harvey Bradshaw, 'U.S. Marine Corps Operations in RVN, 1964' (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Noren Comments on Bradshaw MS; Col Wesley C. Noren, Comments on Draft MS, Capt Robert Whitlow, 'U.S. Marine Activities in Vietnam, 1954-1964'. (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Noren Comments On Whitlow MS; Col Clarence G. Moody, Comments on Draft MS, Capt Robert Whitlow, 'U.S. Marine Activities In Vietnam, 1954-1964' (Vietnam Comment Pile), hereafter Moody Comments; LtCol James P. McWilliams, Comments on Draft MS, Capt Robert Whitlow, 'U.S. Marine Activities In Vietnam, 1954-1964 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter McWilliams Comments; LtCol Joseph N. Smith, Comments on Draft MS, Capt Robert Whitelow, 'U.S. Marine Activities In Vietnam, 1954-1964' (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Smith Comments; LtCol Joseph N. Smith intvw by Capt Robert Whitlow (1954-1964 Project Interview Folder), hereafter Smith Interview; Col Edwin F. Black, USA, and Lt R. P. W. Murphy, USNR, 'The South Vietnamese Navy,' USNI Proceedings, v. 90, no. 1 (Jan64) pp. 52-62, hereafter, Black and Murphy, 'The South Vietnamese Navy'; Maj Alfred J. Croft, 'A Special Gazette Report: Dateline, Vietnam,' Marine Corps Gazette v. 47, n. 10 (Oct63), p. 18, hereafter Croft, 'Dateline, Vietnam'; Christenson, 'Dateline'; Capt. James P. McWilliams, 'Pacify and Hold,' Marine Corps Gazette, v. 49, no. 2 (Feb65), p. 56, hereafter McWilliams, Pacify and Hold.

1 Moody Comments; Weede Interview.

2 McWilliams Comments.

3 Smith Interview.

4 Noren Comment! on Whitlow MS.

Chapter 9 SHUFLY Operations

Unless otherwise noted, the material in this chapter is derived from: CTE 79.3.3.6 ComdD, 6Nov62-310ct63; CTE 79.3.3.6 ComdD, 310ct63-14Jan64; Col Thomas J. Ross, Comments on Draft MS, Bradshaw, 'U.S. Marine Corps Operations in RVN, 1964,' (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Ross Comments on Bradshaw MS.

1 McCutcheon, 'Marine Aviation.'

Combat Support Operations

Unless otherwise noted, the material in this section is derived from: CTE 79.3.3.6 ComdD, 6Nov62-310ct63; CTE 79.3.3.6 ComdD, 310ct63-14Jan64; CTE 79.3.3.6 After Action Reports, 26Apr-20May63, hereafter CTE 79.3.6 AAR; McCutcheon, 'Marine Aviation'; MajGen Paul J. Fontana, Comments on Draft MS, Capt Robert Whitlow, 'U.S. Marine Activities In Vietnam, 1954-1964,' (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Fontana Comments; Col Thomas J. Ross, Comments on Draft MS, Capt Robert Whitlow, 'U.S. Marine Activities In Vietnam, 1954-1964' (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Ross Comments On Whitlow MS: Ross Comments On Bradshaw MS; H. F. Brown Comments.

2 CTE 79.3.3.6 ComdD, 6Nov-310ct63.

3 Ibid.

4 CTE 79.3.3.6 AAR, 19May63.

5 CTE 79.3.3.6 ComdD, 6Nov-310ct63.

6 Aviation Headquarters Operations Center SOP, p. 1 (end 5, CTE 79.3.3.6 ComdD, 18Jur-310ct63).

7 Col A. D. Gomez Itr to Coordinator, Marine Corps Landing Force Development Center, dated 23 0ct 63 (end 1, CTE 79.3.3.6 ComdD, 18Jul-310ct63).

8 1st MAW OpSums, 8Jun-200ct63.

9 Ross Comments on Bradshaw MS.

10 CTE 79.3.3.6 ComdD, 6Nov63-14Jan64.

The Situation in Vietnam

Unless otherwise noted the material in this chapter is derived from: Gravel Edition, Pentagon Papers, v. II; Nighswonger, Rural Pacification, 1962-65; Fall, Two Viet-Nams; Cooper, The Lost Crusade; Department of State, Aggression from the North.

11 Nighswonger, Rural Pacification, 1961-65.

PART IV AN EXPANDING GROUND WAR, 1964

Chapter 10 Marines Meet the Challenge

Unless otherwise noted, the material in this chapter is derived from: MajGen Carl A. Youngdale, USMC (Ret.) intvw by Hist& MusDiv, HQMC, dtd 24Jul73 (OralHistColl, Hist&MusDiv, HQMC), hereafter Youngdale Interview; MajGen Carl A. Young-dale, USMC (Ret.), Comments on Draft MS, Capt Robert Whitlow 'U.S. Marine-Activities in Vietnam, 1954-64' (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter, Youngdale Comments; Westmoreland and Sharp, Report On The War; Cooper, it al.. The American Experience With Pacification, 1961-65; 'Military Pressures Against North Vietnam, July-Oct 1964,' Pentagon Papers, bk. 4, sec. IV.C.2; Gravel Edition, Pentagon Papers, v. Ill; CinCPac Command History, 1964, hereafter CinCPac ComdHist, 64; U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, Command History, 1964, hereafter MACV ComdHist, 64; Nighswonger, Rural Pacification, 1962-65.

1 Gravel Edition, Pentagon Papers, v. Ill, p. 501.

3 Ibid.

3 Ibid., v. II, p. 471.

4 'Military Pressures Against North Vietnam, Jul-Oct 1964,' Pentagon Papers, bk. 4, sec. IV.C.2(b), p. 42.

 




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