Document 31. Diary Entry by the Ambassador to Vietnam (Taylor) (1)

Washington, June 7-12, 1965.

The two principal topics discussed during this visit to Washington were further U.S. troop deployments to South Viet-Nam and the so-called Acheson political track.

I had two discussions of the Acheson political track, one with Acheson himself, and the other at a meeting with George Ball, McGeorge Bundy, Bill Bundy, and Acheson. One important point established was that the plan was applicable only to a situation where the DRV/VC had become convinced that they could not win by their present tactics.


(1) Source: National Defense University, Taylor Papers, T-272-64, Box 52. Secret.

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