The Military Aid Program: Statement by the Departments of State and Defense, September 23, 1951, Department of State Bulletin, October 8, 1951, p. 570


"The participants were in complete agreement that the successful defense of Indochina is of great importance to the defense of all Southeast Asia..."


Source: The Pentagon Papers, Gravel Edition, Vol. 1 (Boston: Beacon Press, 1971), p. 591

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