Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files
This folder contains telegrams, memoranda, and summaries of meetings regarding United States policy towards Vietnam, the government of President Ngo Dinh Diem, and the influence of Ngo Dinh Nhu, advisor to President Diem. Of note is a draft of a letter from President John F. Kennedy to President Diem. Also included in this folder is a memorandum by Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs Roger Hilsman discussing U.S. objectives in Vietnam, including victory against the Viet Cong and removal of Nhu and his wife, Madame Nhu, from the country; and a memorandum by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on the current situation in South Vietnam.