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  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Michael V. Forrestal Oral History Interview - JFK#3, 8/14/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection14 August 1964

    Forrestal discusses ambassador’s role in Vietnam, the strategic hamlet program, the August 24th telegram and escalating tensions, among other issues.

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Vietnam: General, February 1962
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security FilesFebruary 1962, undated

    This folder contains Department of State cables and memoranda regarding the conflict in Vietnam. Topics include United States military involvement; defoliant operations; guidelines for U.S. media coverage; mobile medical teams; the strategic hamlet program; guerilla warfare and Viet Cong activity; and an attack on the palace of Ngo Dinh Diem, Presi...

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