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Asian Studies: Vietnam War

South Vietnam: Records of the Office of the

Defense Attaché, 1973-1975

Source

National Archives (U.S.)

Period

1973-1975

Content

30,383 images

Product Number

16330543

Product Code

GDSC-257

TheDefense AttachéOffice (DAO) Saigonwas organized and activated on January 28, 1973. This

collection comprises the DAO's Historian's Office files, including the official DAO History and

the background files used in its compilation. These background files consist of serial reports,

assessments, programmemoranda and correspondence, operational and planning historical

reports, intelligence summaries, briefing papers, press releases, table of distribution, and

basic documents on the ceasefire.

Original Microform Title: Records of the Defense Attaché's Office in South Vietnam, 1973-1975, Part 1:

Records of the Historian's Office

The U.S. Civilian Advisory Effort in Vietnam:

U.S. Operations Mission, 1950-1954

Source

National Archives (U.S.)

Period

1950-1954

Content

15,742 images

Product Number

265119

Product Code

GDSC-72

The U.S. decision to provide military assistance to France and the Associated States of

Indochina was reached informally in 1950. This collection consists of unique records of U.S.

agencies established to intervene in Vietnam - the country U.S. foreign policy deemed a

lynchpin in the free world’s fight against communism. The Subject Files from the Office of

the Director, U.S. Operations Missions, document the myriad concerns and rationales that

went into the control and direction of U.S. economic and technical assistance programs, as

well as the coordination of mutual security activities, with respect to Vietnam.