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Advice and Support - The Early Years [US Army in Vietnam] by Ronald H. Spector

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Laos ... ,,17 14Am Consul, Saigon (Leland L. Smith), to State Dept, 28 Aug 24, 851G'(XH, RG 84. 'Slbid. (Henry Waterman) to Sta te Dept, 16 May 30, Sa igon Post records, RG 84. 16Frank Warren, "On the Mandarin Road to Hue," Asia 39 (October 1939):563. 17Under Seey of Stale (Nelson T. Joh nson) to Am Consul , Sa igon (Harris M. OO16, RG 59. 9 Advice and Support: The Early Years, 1941 - 1960 Virginia Thom pson, who visited Ind ochina a nd published a highl y regarded study in 1937, echoed these reports.

Fa irleigh Dickinson Press, 1970), p. 71. 13Memo, Roosevelt for Secy of State, 16 OCI 44, Dep t of State, Forei>:11 I~elaliolls, 1944: Britisll C0l/1l/1oIHuca/t11 and Europe, 3:777. l"McAlister, Vietllam: Origills of Revoilitioll, p. 136. 15For a discussion of the activit ies of Navy Group, C hina, see Milton E. Miles, A Differelll Killd afWar (New York: Macmi lla n, 1966), and Oscar P. A. thesis, Georgetown U niversity, 1968). 24 Frolll Pearl Harbor to the Japallese COIlP land ing on the coast of China, a possibility that still seemed likely in 1942 and 1943.

Ennis, Frel/cll Policy alia Devc/oplllclIIs ill /"docllina (Ch icago: Unive rsity of Chicago Press, 1936), pp. 185, 190. , p. 187. 45Marc T. Gree ne, "Shadows Over Indochina ," Asia, December 1930, p. 678. Raymond rostate, "Echoes of a Revolt," New RCp"IJIiC, 22 May 1935. 47Ncw York Times, 15 Feb 30. 15 Advice alld Support: The Early Years, 1941 - 1960 Japanese Troops approach Haiphong, fall 1940. l In the mid-1930s Waterman' s successor as consul in Saigon, Qu incy Roberts, had begun to questio n the rhetoric and methods of French rule.

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