By Ronald H. Spector
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27 At the end of the 1920s a wave of violent an ti-French incidents swept Vietnam. The moving force behind them was the Vietnamese National ist 23McA li ster, Viefl1flll/; Origills of I~evoilitiol/, pp. 64 - 65. l -iWoodside, CO lllllllll1ity ami Revolutioll, p. 171; Spector, "European Colonialism and American Attitudes Toward Southeast Asia," p. 272. '2SMarr, Vietnam A"ticolollialism, pp. 47- 76. 26McAlis ter, Vietllalll; Origills of RCUO/UtiOIl, p. 62. 27 Am Consu l. Saigon (Leland L. Smith), to Dept of State, 28 Aug 24, RG 59; ibid.
T he Uni ted Sta tes refused to ass ign any diplomatic represe n ta ti ves to the command, a nd whe n the Free French sent a milita ry mission to the head quarters of the Sou theast Asia Command to plan fo r the li bera tio n of Indochina, the president d irected the State Departmen t to info rm "ou r Bri tish frien ds that Mr. C hu rc hill a n d I d id not officia ll y recogn ize" the French prese nce at Mo untbatte n's headquarters . I1 Rooseve lt Sim ila rl y opposed any plans to use French troops in li berating Ind och ina.
Milton E. Miles. As comma nder of Navy Grou p, China, a nd d irector in the Far East of the Office of Stra tegic Services (OSS), the organiza tion res ponsible under the joint Chiefs of Staff for unconventiona l warfare, Miles in 1943 p resided over a kaleidoscopic organization with responsibility for liaiso n, traini ng, espionage, guerrilla warfare, and support of nava l operations. ' 5 He also served as dep uty di rector of a joint Chi neseA merican espionage group known as the Sino-American Co-opera ti ve Organi- za tion, led by a Chinese master spy, General Tai Li.
Advice and Support - The Early Years [US Army in Vietnam] by Ronald H. Spector