By Richard F. Newcomb
A Pictorial background of the Vietnam conflict.
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His real assignment was to set up a full range of CIA activities espionage, sabotage, propaganda in North Vietnam and keep Washington informed via secret communications through the Saigon CIA By August 20, — — station. had been joined by Major Lucien Conein, an OSS veteran who had worked underground with American forces in China and Indochina during World War II. A month later Conein moved into North Vietnam, ostensibly working to ease the problems of the Great Migration. Conein set up a network of Vietnamese agents in Hanoi and Haiphong.
Lawton ("Lightning Joe") Collins arrived in Saigon to evaluate the situation in South Vietnam for President Eisenhower, his old boss in the European theater during World War II. On the diplomatic front, Dulles had put together SEATO (the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization) as an Asian counterpart to NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty October 9, 1954, 27 A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE VIETNAM Secretary of State John Foster Dulles signs the SEATO agreement Manila for the United States, hailing it as an trine" to halt the advance of communism.
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A Pictorial History of the Vietnam War by Richard F. Newcomb