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Declassified per Executive Order 13526, Section 3.3
NND Project Number: NND 63316. By: NWD Date: 2011


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THE U.S. AND FRANCE'S WITHDRAWAL FROM VIETNAM,
1954–1956

TABLE OF CONTENTS and OUTLINE

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A. Introduction: Post-Geneva Expectations 1
1. France Will Stay in Vietnam 1
2. Diem: France Will Leave Vietnam 2
3. The U.S. Will "Join" France in South Vietnam 2
B. Initial U.S. Policy Toward Indochina 3
1. SEATO: The New Initiative? 3
2. Alternative French Policies 4
3. U.S. Objectives in Vietnam: Political, Economic, Military 5
4. The U.S. "Chooses" Policy for France 6
C. Tentative U.S. Involvement Becomes Deeper, Firmer 7
1. Adoption of Military Responsibilities 7
a. Arguments Against U.S. Training the VNA 7
b. Dulles' Views 7
c. The NSC Backs Dulles 8
d. JCS–State Split on Force Level, Mission for VNA 9
e. Again, the NSC Backs Dulles, Recommends a U.S. Military Program in South Vietnam 11
f. Collins Agrees with the NSC 12
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