Vietnam War Bibliography:

Congressional Committee Documentation:

Laos & Cambodia

Mutual Security Program in Laos. Hearings before the Subcommittee on the Far East and the Pacific, House Foreign Relations Committee, March 7-8, 1958. iii, 78 pp.
Y 4.F 76/1:M 98/14

Commingling of United States and Communist Foreign Aid. Hearings of a subcommittee of the House Government Operations Committee, March 15-May 11, 1962. vi, 265 pp.
Y 4.G 74/7:F 76/5

Contribution to Expenses of International Commission for Supervision and Control of Laos. Senate Foreign Relations Committee report, July 15, 1963. 18 pp.
88th Congress, 1st session, Senate Report no. 357
CU serial set vol. 12533

U.S. Agreements and Commitments Abroad, Part 2, Kingdom of Laos. Hearings of October 20-22, 28, 1969 before the Subcommittee on U.S. Security Agreements and Commitments Abroad, Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Y 4.F 76/2:Se 2/pt.2

James Lowenstein and Richard M. Moose, Cambodia: May 1970. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Staff Report. vii + 15 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University.
Y 4.F 76/2:C 14

James G. Lowenstein and Richard M. Moose, Cambodia: December 1970. Report of Senate Foreign Relations Committee staff members on a visit of November-December 1970. v, 9 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University.
Y 4.F 76/2:C 14/970-2

James G. Lowenstein and Richard M. Moose, Laos: April 1971. Staff report of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. v, 23 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University. The published text was a sanitized version of a longer, classified document.
Y 4.F 76/2:L 28

War-Related Civilian Problems in Indochina, Part II: Laos and Cambodia. Hearings of the Subcommittee on Refugees and Escapees, Senate Committee on the Judiciary, April 21-22, 1971. iii + 173 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in five parts: pp. i-iii, 1-32,   pp. 33-67,   pp. 68-103,   pp. 104-139,   and pp. 140-173.

Economy and Efficiency of U.S. Aid Programs in Laos and Cambodia. Hearing before a subcommittee of the House Committee on Government Operations, July 12, 1971. iii, 133 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in three sections: front matter and pp. 1-42, pp. 43-90, pp. 97-110.

AID Activities in Laos. Hearing of the Subcommittee on U.S. Security Agreement and Commitments Abroad, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, April 13, 1972 (sanitized July 30, 1972). v, 26 pp. Looks at the relationship between AID and CIA in Laos.
Y 4.F 76/2:L 28/2

Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia: January 1972. A report by James G. Lowenstein and Richard M. Moose, of the staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. May 8, 1972. vii, 39 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University.
Y 4.F 76/2:T 32

Problems of War Victims in Indochina, Part II: Cambodia and Laos. Hearings of the Subcommittee on Refugees and Escapees, Senate Committee on the Judiciary, May 9, 1972. iii + 107 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in four parts: pp. i-iii, 1-23,   pp. 24-50,   pp. 51-77,   and pp. 78-107.
Y 4.J 89/2:In 2/10/pt.2

Theory and Practice of Communism in 1972 (Southeast Asia). Part I. Hearings of the House Committee on Internal Security, May 25 and July 20, 1972, on northeastern Laos. pp. 1-4, 7761-7817. Testimony of Edgar M. Buell ("Pop") and Charles Louis Weldon, plus a remarkably silly statement (p. 7817) by Congressman John G. Schmitz (Calif) on Communist involvement in the narcotics trade. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in four sections: front matter and pp. 7761-7774, pp. 7775-92, pp. 7793-7806, pp. 7807-7817.
Y 4.In 8/15:C 73/972/pt.1.

U.S. Economic Assistance for the Khmer Republic (Cambodia). Report of the House Committee on Government Operations, Jun 16, 1972. v, 61 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in two sections: front matter and pp. 1-36, and pp. 37-61.
House Report no. 92-1146

Relief and Rehabilitation of War Victims in Indochina, Part 1: Crisis in Cambodia. Hearings of the Subcommittee on Refugees and Escapees, Senate Committee on the Judiciary, April 16, 1973. iii + 143 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in six parts: pp. i-iii, 1-23,   pp. 24-51,   pp. 52-78,   pp. 79-104,   pp. 105-129,   and pp. 130-143.
Y 4.J 89/2:In 2/14/pt.1

James G. Lowenstein and Richard M. Moose, U.S. Air Operations in Cambodia: April 1973. Staff Report, Subcommittee on U.S. Security Agreements and Commitments Abroad, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, April 27, 1973. v, 10 pp. A broader evaluation of the situation in Cambodia than the title suggests. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University.

Full Committee Consideration of Privileged Resolution H. Res. 379, Concerning Certain Military Operations in Cambodia and Laos. H.A.S.C. No. 93-10. 33 pp. Hearings of the House Armed Services Committee, May 8, 1973, with Dennis J. Doolin, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, for Southeast Asia and Pacific Affairs, and J. Fred Buzhardt, General Counsel, Department of Defense. The resolution, submitted by Rep. Robert L. Leggett (D-CA), called for the Defense Department to answer a series of detailed questions on sortie rates, bomb and shell tonnages, numbers of US military personnel, costs, casualties, etc. The witnesses were providing the answers. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University.
Y 4.Ar 5/2a:973-74/10

U.S. Policy and Programs in Cambodia. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, May 9, 10, June 6, 7, 1973. iv, 214 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in five parts: front matter and pp. 1-47,   pp. 48-97 (includes Testimony of Samuel A. Adams, former CIA analyst, on U.S. intelligence underestimates of Khmer Rouge strength, pp. 87-98),   pp. 98-147,   pp. 148-197 (pp. 149- is the full text of Marjorie Niehaus, ed., United States Policy Toward Cambodia April 1970 - April 1973: Statements by President Nixon, Dr. Henry Kissinger, and the Secretaries of State and Defense [Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, April 25, 1973]),   pp. 198-214 (Niehaus, continued).
Y 4.F 76/1:C 14

Bombing in Cambodia. Hearings before the Senate Armed Services Committee, July 16-August 9, 1973. Also includes information on ground operations in both Cambodia and Laos.
Y 4.Ar 5/3:C14

Statement of Information, Book XI, Bombing of Cambodia. House Judiciary Committee, 1974. 599 pp. Information collected in connection with hearings to consider whether Richard Nixon should be impeached. pp. 90-103 give the most detailed DOD statistics on the US air war in Indochina--sorties and tonnages--that I have ever seen.
Y 4.J 89/1:In 3/bk.11

Supplemental Assistance to Cambodia. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Foreign Assistance and Economic Policy, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, February 24, March 6, 1975. iv, 205 pp. Includes (pp. 79-136) testimony of doves such as George Kahin, Tom Hayden, and D. Gareth Porter opposing further U.S. support of Lon Nol's government. Some of this testimony appears naive in retrospect, but it was far from an endorsement of the Khmer Rouge as reliably nice people. Hayden, for example, did not promise that there would be no killing when the Khmer Rouge took over, or even no bloodbath; what he said was that if the Lon Nol government could be persuaded to give up its efforts to hold onto power, "there will be less possibility of a bloodbath" (p. 116).
Y 4.F 76/2:C 14/3

Supplemental Assistance for Cambodia. Report from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, March 21, 1975 26 pp. Recommends passage of S. 663, which provides some additional military aid to Cambodia for FY 1975, beyond that previously appropriated, but says all military aid will be cut off June 30. Discusses danger of a Khmer Rouge bloodbath. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University.

Human Rights in Cambodia. Hearing before the Subcommittee on International Organizations, House Committee on International Relations, May 3, 1977. vi, 70 pp. The witnesses were Peter Poole, John Barron, David Chandler, and Gareth Porter. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University, in five parts: pp. i-vi, 1-10;   pp. 11-25; pp. 26-40; pp. 41-56 (includes the text of Jean Lacouture's review of Francois Ponchaud's book, from New York Review of Books, March 13, 1977); pp. 57-70 (includes the remainder of Lacouture's article, and Lacouture's corrections and defense against criticisms by Noam Chomsky, published May 26, 1977).

Human Rights in Cambodia. Hearing before the Subcommittee on International Organizations, House Committee on International Relations, July 26, 1977. vi, 25 pp. The witnesses were Richard Holbrooke, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Charles Twining, Foreign Service officer; Timothy Carney, Country Officer for Vietnam, Department of State. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in two parts: pp. i-vi, 1-10;   pp. 11-25.

Douglas Pike, Vietnam-Cambodia Conflict. A report prepared by the Congressional Research Service for the House Committee on International Relations, October 4, 1978. vii, 18 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University.

 

Note: Some additional items dealing with the war from 1973 onward in Cambodia, and to a lesser extent in Laos, can be found in the section Congressional Committee Documentation: The Last Stage.

 

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