LANSDALE, Edward G. (Major General)

Call No.: K239.0512-220
IRIS No.: 00904095
IRIS Tape No.: 00904096-00904098
Accessibility: OPEN
Pages/Time: 130pp/4:19
Class: U
Date/Location: 9-10 September 1969/Maxwell AFB AL
Interviewers: Captain Richard B. Clement
Source: Project CORONA HARVEST Collection

(1954-1963) Oral history interview with Major General Edward G. Lansdale. Topics discussed are the evolution of Southeast Asia conflict; early French air efforts, development of Vietnam Air Force (VNAF); relations between Ngo Dinh Diem and the Army; Farm Gate origins, type of advisors and assistance needed, economy of effort in counter-insurgency warfare; pacification and civic action programs; US policy and objectives, 1954-61; Vietnamese military structure; Viet Cong objectives and techniques; psychological warfare; mood of Vietnamese people; and coup of November 1963.