By Ronald H. Spector

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Woodside, Comml/llity alld Revo/Il lioll ill Modern Vie/l1alll (Boston: H oughton M iffl in , 1976), p. 248; see

36 America n perceptions of these developments were casual, unconce rned , and d istorted, as evidenced by a long report on "communistic activities" in Indoc hina filed in 1930 by He nry I. Wa terma n, the American consul gene ral in Saigon. Waterman 's sources of information w ere mainly French offi cials and journalists, among whom a principal informant was He nri Cha vig ny w hose pen name was Henri de la Chevrotier. " Not surprisingly, Wa terma n's dispa tches inevitably reflected the views of the more reactionary French colonials.

First Two Yenrs, United States Army in Worl d War Ir (Wash in gto n, 1962), pp. 447 - 52 . 2Department of S tate BlIlldill, 18 April 1942. 21 A dvice a1ld S"pport: The Early Years, 1941-1960 one of the wa r a ims of the United Na tion s . French sovereignty should be re-es tabli shed as soo n as possible over all terri tories, Metropolitan as well as colonial. ,,3 Yet A meri can policy was not nea rl y as clear-cut and unequivoca l as those stateme nts s uggest. Preside n t Franklin D. Roosevelt possessed strong, if somew hat vague, views a bout the futu re of In doc hi na .

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Advice and Support - The Early Years [US Army in Vietnam] by Ronald H. Spector
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