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0 July 20th, 1954 Indochina - Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities in Viet-Nam, July 20, 1954
0 October 23rd, 1954 Eisenhower's Letter to Ngo Dinh Diem
256 August 16th, 1963 Memorandum From the Deputy Director for Plans, Central Intelligence Agency (Helms), to the Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs (Hilsman)1
258 August 19th, 1963 Memorandum From Senator Mike Mansfield to the President1
25 August 30th, 1963 Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs (Hilsman) to the Secretary of State1
28 August 30th, 1963 Memorandum of a Conversation1
325 November 23rd, 1963 Situation Report Prepared in the Department of State for President Johnson1
330 November 24th, 1963 Memorandum for the Record of Meeting1
355 December 7th, 1963 Memorandum From Senator Mike Mansfield to President Johnson1
359 December 11th, 1963 Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State1
371 December 20th, 1963 Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs (Hilsman) to the Secretary of State1
172 May 24th, 1964 Summary Record of the National Security Council Executive Committee Meeting, Washington, May 24, 1964, 11 a.m.1
174 May 25th, 1964 Special National Intelligence Estimate1
185 May 31st, 1964 Letter From the Under Secretary of State (Ball) to the Secretary of State1
209 June 9th, 1964 Memorandum From the Board of National Estimates to the Director of Central Intelligence (McCone)1
214 June 15th, 1964 Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense (McNamara)1
216 June 16th, 1964 Memorandum From the Secretary of State's Special Assistant for Vietnam (Sullivan) to the Secretary of State1
0 August 24th, 1964 Text of Joint Resolution (The Tonkin Gulf Resolution), August 7, Department of State Bulletin, 24 August 1964
331 August 27th, 1964 Memorandum From the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Secretary of Defense (McNamara)1
335 August 31st, 1964 Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to the President1
342 September 8th, 1964 Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to the President1
343 September 9th, 1964 Memorandum of a Meeting, White House, Washington, September 9, 1964, 11 a.m.1
345 September 10th, 1964 National Security Action Memorandum No. 3141
346 September 19th, 1964 Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State1
368 October 1st, 1964 Special National Intelligence Estimate1
0 October 5th, 1964 Views of George Ball, Under Secretary of State
417 November 19th, 1964 Memorandum for the Record of a Meeting, White House, Washington, November 19, 1964, 12:30 p.m.1
418 November 21st, 1964 Paper Prepared by the National Security Council Working Group1
424 November 24th, 1964 Memorandum of the Meeting of the Executive Committee, Washington, November 24, 1964, 5 p.m.1
426 November 26th, 1964 Paper Prepared by the Ambassador in Vietnam (Taylor)1
432 December 1st, 1964 Notes on a Meeting, White House, Washington, December 1, 1964, 11:30 a.m.1
433 December 2nd, 1964 Paper Prepared by the Executive Committee1
435 December 3rd, 1964 Instructions From the President to the Ambassador to Vietnam (Taylor)1
437 December 4th, 1964 Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in the United Kingdom1
449 December 17th, 1964 Letter From the President to Senator Mike Mansfield1
452 December 20th, 1964 Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State1
461 December 23rd, 1964 Message From the Ambassador in Vietnam (Taylor) to the President1
468 December 25th, 1964 Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State1
473 December 28th, 1964 Telegram From the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Wheeler) to the Commander, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (Westmoreland)1
474 December 28th, 1964 Paper Prepared by the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)1
477 December 30th, 1964 Telegram From the President to the Ambassador in Vietnam (Taylor)1
15 January 6th, 1965 Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs (Bundy) to Secretary of State Rusk1
13 January 6th, 1965 Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State1
11 January 6th, 1965 Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State1
42 January 27th, 1965 Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to President Johnson1
47 January 28th, 1965 Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam1
51 January 29th, 1965 Memorandum From the Joint Chiefs of Staff to Secretary of Defense McNamara1
52 January 30th, 1965 Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam1
56 February 1st, 1965 Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam1
54 February 1st, 1965 Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State1
59 February 3rd, 1965 Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State1
64 February 4th, 1965 Memorandum of Conversation1
69 February 4th, 1965 Special National Intelligence Estimate1
76 February 6th, 1965 Summary Notes of the 545th Meeting of the National Security Council1
77 February 6th, 1965 Memorandum for the Record1
84 February 7th, 1965 Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to President Johnson1
81 February 7th, 1965 Memorandum for the Record1
80 February 7th, 1965 Summary Notes of the 546th Meeting of the National Security Council1
92 February 8th, 1965 Memorandum From Senator Mike Mansfield to President Johnson1
86 February 8th, 1965 Memorandum of Meeting1
87 February 8th, 1965 Summary Notes of the 547th Meeting of the National Security Council1
91 February 8th, 1965 Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam1
86 February 8th, 1965 Memorandum of Meeting1
94 February 9th, 1965 Letter From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to Senator Mike Mansfield1
98 February 10th, 1965 Summary Record of the 548th Meeting of the National Security Council1
99 February 10th, 1965 Memorandum for the Record 1
111 February 11th, 1965 Special National Intelligence Estimate1
113 February 13th, 1965 Memorandum From Acting Secretary of State Ball to President Johnson1
115 February 13th, 1965 Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam1
122 February 15th, 1965 Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs (Bundy) to Secretary of State Rusk1
124 February 16th, 1965 Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to President Johnson1
130 February 16th, 1965 Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to President Johnson1
129 February 16th, 1965 Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs (Bundy) to President Johnson1
134 February 17th, 1965 Memorandum From Vice President Humphrey to President Johnson1
133 February 17th, 1965 Memorandum of a Meeting With President Johnson1
140 February 18th, 1965 Memorandum of Discussion at the 549th Meeting of the National Security Council1
139 February 18th, 1965 Special National Intelligence Estimate1
0 February 18th, 1965 Aggression From the North: The Record of North-Vietnam's Campaign to Conquer South Viet-Nam
146 February 19th, 1965 Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to President Johnson1
153 February 22nd, 1965 Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Joint Chiefs of Staff1
157 February 23rd, 1965 Paper Prepared by Secretary of State Rusk1
160 February 24th, 1965 Memorandum From the Director of the United States Information Agency (Rowan) to President Johnson1
168 February 26th, 1965 Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam1
170 February 27th, 1965 Telegram From the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Wheeler) to the Commander in Chief, Pacific (Sharp)1
173 March 1st, 1965 Memorandum From Chester L. Cooper of the National Security Council Staff to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)1
174 March 1st, 1965 Telegram From the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Wheeler) to the Commander, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (Westmoreland)1
181 March 5th, 1965 Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs (Bundy) to Secretary of State Rusk1
183 March 6th, 1965 Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to President Johnson1
186 March 7th, 1965 Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State1
187 March 8th, 1965 Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State1
193 March 10th, 1965 Paper Prepared by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (McNaughton)1
197 March 14th, 1965 Johnson Report Outline1
200 March 16th, 1965 Memorandum by the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)1
204 March 18th, 1965 Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State1
207 March 19th, 1965 Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs (Bundy) to Secretary of State Rusk1
215 March 24th, 1965 Letter From Senator Mike Mansfield to President Johnson1
0 March 25th, 1965 Statement by the President on Viet-Nam. (Public Papers of the President)
228 April 1st, 1965 Memorandum by the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)1
234 April 3rd, 1965 Letter From Director of Central Intelligence McCone to President Johnson1
241 April 6th, 1965 Memorandum From the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Wheeler) to Secretary of Defense McNamara1
242 April 6th, 1965 National Security Action Memorandum No. 3281
0 April 7th, 1965 LBJ Address at Johns Hopkins University: "Peace Without Conquest." (Public Papers of the President)
246 April 9th, 1965 National Security Action Memorandum No. 3301
248 April 12th, 1965 Letter From President Johnson to Senator Mike Mansfield1
259 April 17th, 1965 Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State1
0 April 17th, 1965 Statement by the President: "Tragedy, Disappointment, and Progress" in Viet-Nam. (Public Papers of the President)
267 April 21st, 1965 Memorandum From the Under Secretary of State (Ball) to President Johnson1
265 April 21st, 1965 Memorandum From Secretary of Defense McNamara to President Johnson1
0 April 23rd, 1965 Address by Secretary Rusk, Made before the American Society of International Law on April 23, 1965, "The Control of Force in International Relations"
287 May 8th, 1965 Editorial Note
288 May 10th, 1965 Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Vietnam1
293 May 11th, 1965 Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in the Soviet Union1
300 May 13th, 1965 Paper Prepared by the Under Secretary of State (Ball)1
304 May 16th, 1965 Notes of a Meeting1
307 May 17th, 1965 Letter From Clark M. Clifford to President Johnson1
312 May 20th, 1965 Memorandum From the Chairman of the Policy Planning Council (Rostow) to Secretary of State Rusk1
310 May 20th, 1965 Paper Prepared by the Ambassador to Vietnam (Taylor) and the Deputy Ambassador to Vietnam (Johnson)1
309 May 20th, 1965 Paper Prepared by the Ambassador to Vietnam (Taylor) and the Deputy Ambassador to Vietnam (Johnson)1
327 June 3rd, 1965 Memorandum of Senator Mike Mansfield1
331 June 4th, 1965 Memorandum of Conversation1
334 June 5th, 1965 Memorandum From Senator Mike Mansfield to President Johnson1
332 June 5th, 1965 Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State1
336 June 6th, 1965 Telegram from the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State1
337 June 7th, 1965 Telegram From the Commander, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (Westmoreland) to the Joint Chiefs of Staff1
338 June 7th, 1965 Diary Entry by the Ambassador to Vietnam (Taylor)1
340 June 8th, 1965 Memorandum for the Record1
341 June 9th, 1965 Memorandum From Senator Mike Mansfield to President Johnson1
345 June 10th, 1965 Memorandum From Attorney General Katzenbach to President Johnson1
344 June 10th, 1965 Memorandum Prepared in the Central Intelligence Agency1
343 June 10th, 1965 Personal Notes of a Meeting With President Johnson1
347 June 11th, 1965 Summary Notes of the 552d Meeting of the National Security Council1
346 June 11th, 1965 Memorandum From the Joint Chiefs of Staff to Secretary of Defense McNamara1
350 June 12th, 1965 Letter From Director of Central Intelligence Raborn to President Johnson1
1 June 13th, 1965 Telegram From the Commander, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (Westmoreland) to the Commander in Chief, Pacific (Sharp)1
7 June 18th, 1965 Memorandum From the Under Secretary of State (Ball) to President Johnson1
8 June 19th, 1965 Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to President Johnson1
10 June 21st, 1965 Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to President Johnson1
9 June 21st, 1965 Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State1
18 June 24th, 1965 Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to President Johnson1
17 June 24th, 1965 Telegram From the Commander, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam(Westmoreland) to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Wheeler)1
23 June 26th, 1965 Telegram From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to President Johnson, in Texas1
24 June 27th, 1965 Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to President Johnson1
26 June 28th, 1965 Paper by the Under Secretary of State (Ball)1
25 June 28th, 1965 Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to President Johnson1
27 June 28th, 1965 Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to President Johnson1
0 June 30th, 1965 Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense
33 June 30th, 1965 Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to President Johnson1
40 June 30th, 1965 Paper by the Under Secretary of State (Ball)1
43 July 1st, 1965 Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to President Johnson1
38 July 1st, 1965 Memorandum From Secretary of Defense McNamara to President Johnson1
39 July 1st, 1965 Paper by Secretary of State Rusk1
41 July 1st, 1965 Memorandum by the Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs (Bundy)1
52 July 6th, 1965 Memorandum From Secretary of State Rusk to President Johnson1
54 July 7th, 1965 Telegram From Secretary of Defense McNamara to the Embassy in Vietnam1
55 July 8th, 1965 Notes of Meeting1
58 July 15th, 1965 Special Memorandum1
61 July 17th, 1965 Telegram From Acting Secretary of Defense Vance to Secretary of Defense McNamara, in Vietnam1
63 July 19th, 1965 Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to President Johnson1
64 July 19th, 1965 Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to President Johnson1
67 July 20th, 1965 Memorandum From Secretary of Defense McNamara to President Johnson1
75 July 21st, 1965 Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant (Busby) to President Johnson1
72 July 21st, 1965 Memorandum for the Record1
71 July 21st, 1965 Notes of Meeting1
76 July 22nd, 1965 Notes of Meeting1
80 July 22nd, 1965 Memorandum From the Assistant Director of the Bureau of the Budget (Rowen) to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)1
82 July 23rd, 1965 Memorandum From Justice Arthur J. Goldberg to President Johnson1
81 July 23rd, 1965 Special National Intelligence Estimate1
83 July 24th, 1965 Memorandum From the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to President Johnson1
85 July 25th, 1965 Notes of Meeting1
90 July 26th, 1965 Notes of Meeting1
87 July 26th, 1965 Notes of Meeting1
96 July 27th, 1965 Memorandum From Senator Mike Mansfield to President Johnson1
93 July 27th, 1965 Summary Notes of the 553d Meeting of the National Security Council1
94 July 27th, 1965 Memorandum of Meeting With the Joint Congressional Leadership1
100 July 30th, 1965 Memorandum From Secretary of Defense McNamara to President Johnson1