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Heinz, Luther C.: Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 7/27/1970

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Heinz, Luther C. (Luther Carl), 1912-1987
(1912 - 1987) Admiral, U.S. Navy; Regional Director for the Far East, Office of International Security Affairs, Department of Defense (1960-1963); commander, cruiser-destroyer flotilla 12 (1964); staff, CINCPAC (1965).
In this interview Heinz discusses his primary contacts in other government agencies; the Vietnam task force; the different political trips and survey missions to Vietnam; the Maxwell D. Taylor-Walt W. Rostow mission to Vietnam and subsequent report; the Ngo Dinh Diem regime; the rise in interest in the concept of counterinsurgency; problems with working in Vietnam; changing the terrain in Vietnam with the use of defoliants; the Strategic Hamlet program; how to measure success in warfare; the International Control Commission; General Paul D. Harkins; the various agency reports coming out of Vietnam and interagency meetings; the Buddhist crisis in the summer of 1963; the appointment of Henry Cabot Lodge as Ambassador; and the military coup in Saigon and the rumors leading up to it, among other issues.
27 July 1970
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Donated to the United States
JFKOH-LCH-02
National Archives and Records Administration. Office of Presidential Libraries. John F. Kennedy Library. (04/01/1985- )
Deeded
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