United States – Vietnam Relations, 1945–1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense/II. U.S. Involvement in the Franco–Viet Minh War, 1950–1954

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II U.S. Involvement in the Franco–Viet Minh War, 1950–1954(1 Vol.)


A. U.S., France and Vietnamese Nationalism

B. Toward a Negotiated Settlement

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UNITED STATES - VIETNAM RELATIONS

1945 - 1967








VIETNAM TASK FORCE




OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE


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II
U. S. INVOLVEMENT IN THE
FRANCO–VIET MINH WAR
1950 – 1954


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PART II
U.S. INVOLVEMENT IN
THE FRANCO–VIET MINH WAR
1950–1954

Foreword

This portion of the study treats U.S. policy towards the war in Indochina from the U.S. decision to recognize the Vietnamese Nationalist regime of the Emperor Bao Dai in February, 1950, through the U.S. deliberations on military intervention in late 1953 and early 1954. Section A examines the triangular relationship of France, the U.S., and the Bao Dai regime. Section B analyzes the intervention issue, end the antecedents to the Geneva Conference.


A. United States, France, and Vietnamese Nationalism

B. Toward a Negotiated Settlement