By Richard F. Newcomb
A Pictorial background of the Vietnam struggle.
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Nixon would Memoirs were approached about joint efforts to help France, and he was "astonished" when Churchill replied, with asperity (and a little profanity) that the British would have nothing to do with any military action in Southeast Asia. The atom bomb? Nixon said its use had been discussed several times by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and some believed that three small bombs, well placed, might save the French at Dien Bien Phu. The use of atomic weapons had been thoroughly discussed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Korean war; MacArthur had enthusiastically supported atomic bombing to keep the Chinese hordes out of Korea, even suggesting that he plant recall in his (see Bibliography) that the British 21 A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE VIETNAM WAR atomic materials along the Yalu River boundary as an impassable corridor for decades to come.
Harkins. S. " Harkins flew to Florida, where Kennedy was on vacation. The President quickly approved Harkins' appointment, with a fourth star. Kennedy was delighted to discover that Harkins spoke French and wished him luck in his new command. Harkins flew to Saigon and quickly solved his first problem by making General Anthis chief of all USAF operations in Southeast Asia, under MACV. It was now clear that for that part of the world a full general would be reporting to a full regularized. admiral in Hawaii, CINCPAC (Commander Secretary of Defense in the Pentagon, Kennedy in the Saigon, the little White House.
He was also impressed by a report from Colonel Lansdale on the success of the Viet Cong's guerrilla warfare in South Vietnam. interest dated 41 Nguyen Dinh Thuan, White House in June 1961. S. nedy. He Army is Kennedy at the becoming precarious. Special Forces was a personal initiative of President Ken- ordered the forces quadrupled headgear, the Green Beret, ordered new 1961 inspected units at Fort Bragg to to 4,000 men, gave them back their unique training measure and new weapons, and their progress.
A Pictorial History of the Vietnam War by Richard F. Newcomb