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UNITED STATES SENATE

JUNE 16, 1965

Printed for the use of the Committee on Foreign Relations

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1965

48-867

COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS

J. W. FULBRIGHT, Arkansas, Chairman JOHN SPARKMAN, Alabama

BOURKE B. HICKENLOOPER, Iowa MIKE MANSFIELD, Montana

GEORGE D. AIKEN, Vermont WAYNE MORSE, Oregon

FRANK CARLSON, Kansas RUSSELL B. LONG, Louisiana

JOHN J. WILLIAMS, Delaware ALBERT GORE, Tennessee

KARL E. MUNDT, South Dakota FRANK J. LAUSCHE, Ohio

CLIFFORD P. CASE, New Jersey
FRANK CHURCH, Idaho
STUART SYMINGTON, Missouri
THOMAS J. DODD, Connecticut
JOSEPH S. CLARK, Pennsylvania
CLAIBORNE PELL, Rhode Island
EUGENE J. MCCARTHY, Minnesota

CARL MABCY, Chief of Staf
DARRELL ST. CLAIRE, Clerk

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PREFACE

This compilation is an updated version of a January 14, 1965, committee print. It contains material deemed useful in any discussion of the situation in southeast Asia. The material has been collected with the assistance of the Legislative Reference Service of the Library of Congress, the Department of State, and the staff of the Committee on Foreign Relations.

J. W. FULBRIGHT, Chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations.

CONTENTS

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A. Summary chronology of events in southeast Asia, 1954–65..-----

B. Official documents on United States-Vietnam relations:

1. U.S. recognition of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia: Statement

by the Department of State, February 7, 1950.--

2. Extension of military and economic aid: Statement by the Secre-

tary of State, May 8, 1950..

3. Economic aid program: Note from the American Chargé d'Affaires

at Saigon to the chiefs of state of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia,

May 24, 1950..

4. The military aid program: Statement by the Departments of

State and Defense, September 23, 1951...

5. The defense of Indochina: Communiqué regarding discussions be-

tween representatives of the United States, France, Vietnam,

and Cambodia, June 18, 1952.--

6. Support by NATO of the French Union defense efforts in Indo-

china: Resolution adopted by the North Atlantic Council, De-

cember 17, 1952.-

7. Additional U.S. aid for France and Indochina: Joint Franco-

American Communiqué, September 30, 1953-

8. The threat of direct Chinese Communist intervention in Indo-

china: Address by the Secretary of State, June 11, 1954 (ex-

cerpt)
9. Agreement on the cessation of hostilities in Vietnam, July 20, 1954.

10. Agreement on the cessation of hostilities in Cambodia, July 20,

1954.-

11. Agreement on the cessation of hostilities in Laos, July 20, 1954.--

12. Final declaration of July 21, 1954, of the Geneva Conference.-

13. The cease-fire agreements in Indochina: Statement by the Presi-

dent, July 21, 1954.-

14. Statement by the Under Secretary of State at the concluding

plenary session of the Geneva Conference, July 21, 1954.---

15. Southeast Asia Collective Defense Treaty and protocol thereto,

September 8, 1954.-

16. Direct aid to the associated states: Communiqué regarding

Franco-American conversations, September 29, 1954.

17. Aid to the State of Vietnam: Message from the President of the

United States to the President of the Council of Ministers of

Vietnam, October 23, 1954.-

18. Mission of the special U.S. representative in Vietnam: Statement

issued by the White House, November 3, 1954---

19. Direct aid to Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos: Statement by the

Department of State, December 31, 1954..

20. Recognition of the new chief of state of Vietnam: Statement by

the Department of State, October 26, 1955.-

21. U.S. policy with respect to Vietnam: Address by the Assistant

Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs, Washington, June 1,

1956..

22. Vietnamese-United States relations: Joint statement issued at

Washington by the President of the United States and the

President of Vietnam, May 11, 1957----

23. The importance to the United States of the security and progress

of Vietnam: Address by the President (Eisenhower), Gettys-

burg College, Gettysburg, Pa., April 4, 1959 (excerpt).

24. Secretary Rusk’s news conference, May 4, 1961 (excerpt).

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