U.S. Department of State

Foreign Relations of the United States

1964 - 1968

Vols. I - X

 

U.S. Department of State. Office of the Historian. Gen.ed., John P. Glennon. Foreign Relations of the United States, 1964-1968.

Vol. I. Vietnam, 1964. Eds., Edward C. Keefer and Charles S. Sampson. Washington, DC: GPO, 1992. [http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1964-68v01]

From "Overview": The editors developed five areas for this volume: "1) discussion and formulation of policy in Washington; 2) missions of high-level Johnson administration officials to South Vietnam and their recommendations; 3) planning for military operations .. and the[ir] actual implementation...; 4) the relationship among the U.S. Government, the Khanh government, and opposition elements in South Vietnam; 5) the implementation of policy in South Vietnam."

Vol. II. Vietnam, January-June 1965. Eds., David C. Humphrey, Ronald D. Landa, and Louis J. Smith. Washington, DC: GPO, 1995. [http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1964-68v02]

From "Overview": The editors developed six areas in this volume: "1) formulation of policy in Washington...; 2) the advisory process, including ... intelligence assessments of the situation in Vietnam...; 3) efforts to negotiate a settlement to the Vietnam conflict...; 4) military planning and strategy; 5) the relationship between the United States Government and the South Vietnamese Government...; and 6) the implementation of policy in South Vietnam."

Vol. III. Vietnam, June-December 1965. Eds., David C. Humphrey, Edward C. Keefer, and Louis J. Smith. Washington, DC: GPO, 1995. [http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1964-68v03]

From "Overview": The editors developed six areas in this volume: "1) formulation of policy in Washington...; 2) the advisory process, including ... intelligence assessments of the situation in Vietnam...; 3) efforts to negotiate a settlement to the Vietnam conflict ... and the issue of bombing pauses; 4) military planning and strategy and non-military programs in Vietnam; 5) the relationship between the United States Government and the South Vietnamese Government...; and 6) the implementation of policy in South Vietnam."

Vol. IV. Vietnam, 1966. Ed., David C. Humphrey. Washington, DC: GPO, 1998. [http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1964-68v04]

From "Overview": The following thematic areas are included here: "1) formulation of policy in Washington...; 2) the advisory process, including ... intelligence assessments of the situation in Vietnam...; 3) diplomatic efforts to initiate peace negotiations...; 4) efforts to make contact with officials of the National Liberation Front; 5) military planning and strategy, including pacification; 6) Executive-Congressional relationships in Washington...;.7) the relationship between the U.S. Government and the South Vietnamese Governmen...; 8) the implementation in South Vietnam of major foreign policy decisions."

Vol. V. Vietnam, 1967. Ed., Kent Sieg. Washington, DC: GPO, 2002. [http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1964-68v05]

From "Overview": Major themes include "the U.S. effort to explore a possible negotiated settlement of the war..., the military intensification of the war effort to force the enemy to accept a peace settlement..., [t]he problem of U.S. domestic support for the war..., [and the] effort to encourage reorganization and reform of the South Vietnam Government.... Another focus is the debate within the U.S. intelligence community over the size of the enemy in South Vietnam, the so-called 'order of battle' controversy."

Vol. VI. Vietnam, January-August 1968.. Ed., Kent Sieg. Washington, DC: GPO, 2002. [http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1964-68v06]

From "Overview": "Of primary importance to President Johnson was ... [the] efforts to find a negotiated end to the war.... [D]iplomatic efforts were overshadowed by ... the Tet Offensive and the resulting policy debate in Washington on whether to raise the number of U.S. troops in Vietnam."

Vol. VII. Vietnam, September 1968-January 1969.. Ed., Kent Sieg. Washington, DC: GPO, 2003. [http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1964-68v07]

From "Overview": "This volume is the account of how the Johnson administration achieved the opening of formal four-party peace talks in Paris."

[Vol. I-VII: Vietnam/Gen/FRUS]

Vol. X. National Security Policy. Washington, DC: GPO, 2002. [http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1964-68v10]

From "Overview": "The editor tried to document ... the roles of President Lyndon Johnson and his key foreign policy advisers ... in the administration's consideration of ... national security issues. Major topics ... include: analyses of the Soviet military threat, the development of new U.S. weapons, the question of U.S. development and deployment of an anti-ballistic missile (ABM) system, chemical and biological weapons, tactical nuclear weapons, counter-insurgency policy, improvement of command and control systems, and military force structure."

[GenPostwar/60s/Gen; Policy/Thru70s, & NatSec/To90s]

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