Vietnam War Bibliography:

Congressional Committee Documentation: Main List

 

There are many topics for which the published transcripts of congressional committee hearings can be useful sources. Transcripts of important committee hearings, if not classified, are usually published by the Government Printing Office (GPO), in Washington.  The published transcripts are often accompanied by considerable amounts of documentation, or the documents may even be published without the excuse of a hearing. In the Clemson University Library, these are located on Level 3 (one floor down from the main entrance), and usually have call numbers starting with Y 4.

The original fundamental tool of identifying published Congressional committee hearings, and other U.S. Government publications, was the Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, issued monthly by the U.S. Government Printing Office. Issues for the years 1895 to 1976 can now be searched online by users at subscribing institutions, in a database maintained by ProQuest. Recent government publications can be searhced through the GPO web site..

ProQuest Congressional is a huge online database listing a really wide range of of Congressional publications. Users at subscribing institutions can go directly to the Congressional Publications Advanced Search.

Other ways of locating Congressional publications include:

The index published by the Congressional Information Service (CIS) from 1970 onward is very good. For each year there are two volumes. One, titled Abstracts, has all the hearings published that year, arranged by committee. The other, Index, is the subject index. Look up whatever you are after, such as "Laos" or "Colby, William" in the Index, and you will see a list of items. If one looks as if it might be interesting, look it up in the Abstracts to get a more detailed description, and the call number that will let you find it on the shelf (at least in most cases) two floors up on Level 3. Bear in mind that a hearing held in one year may be published in a later year. (In the Clemson University Library, the CIS volumes have recently been moved down to Room 104, with a sign "Abstracts" by the door, in the back on the lowest floor of the library. The last time I checked, these volumes were in the middle aisle, right side, but I presume the room will soon be reorganized; when that happens, look for them under call number KF 49 .C62. They may be moved again when the current renovation program is completed.)

The Congressional Information Service has a process called Documents on Demand by which one can order either microfilm or paper copies of congressional committee hearings and other congressional documents, dating from the 1970s and after. This is much more expensive than buying from the GPO, but the older things simply aren't available from the GPO. Call (301) 654-1550.

A significant fraction of Congressional Committee publications take the form of numbered reports, and can be found in the Serial Set. It can be found in the form of bound volumes in many of the better libraries, and also the actual texts of the items in the Serial Set, from 1817 to 1994, has been made available in an online database by the Readex Corporation. In the Clemson University Library's Databases Page, go to "Serial Set" under the letter S. Users at other subscribing institutions should have access to some similar arrangement.

In the past, the only congressional committee hearings that were accessible to most researchers were those published by the
GPO.  Recently, however, the Congressional Information Service has been releasing, on microfiche, massive collections of the transcripts of previously unpublished congressional committee hearings, and indices to accompany these collections:

Unpublished U.S. Senate committee hearings: 18th Congress to 88th Congress, 1823-1964.  Bethesda, MD: Congressional Information Service, 1986.  9,072 microfiches, about 7,300 hearings.

Unpublished U.S. Senate committee hearings: 89th Congress to 90th Congress, 1965-1968.  Bethesda, MD: Congressional Information Service, 1989.  853 microfiches, 684 hearings.

Unpublished U.S. Senate committee hearings: 91st Congress to 92d Congress, 1969-1973; 1913-1968 supplement, 63rd Congress-90th Congress.  Bethesda, MD: Congressional Information Service, 1995.  729 microfiche; 458 hearings from 1969-1972, plus 230 hearings from the years 1913-1968 that had been omitted from the previous sets.

Unpublished U.S. Senate committee hearings: 93d Congress to 94th Congress, 1973-1976 (with supplement).  Bethesda, MD: Congressional Information Service.  938 microfiche, 647 hearings.

Unpublished U.S. House of Representatives Committee Hearings.  Bethesada, MD: Congressional Information Service.

1947-1954: 4,700 transcripts on 5,411 microfiche.

1955-1958: 2,575 hearings on 2975 microfiche.

1959-1964: approximately 2,580 transcripts on 3,128 microfiche.

1965-1968 (with supplement): approximately 2,400 transcripts from the years 1965-1968, plus about 1,000 that had been omitted from previous sets, some of which I suspect are quite important, on about 3,800 microfiche.  Forthcoming.

Main List

The listing of congressional committee publications that follows is for the most part organized chronologically, but there are occasional deviations from chronological order:

William C. Gibbons, et. al., The U.S. Government and the Vietnam War: Executive and Legislative Roles and Relationships. A historical study prepared for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee by the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. (Aside from being published by the GPO, these volumes have been reprinted by Princeton University Press.)

Executive Sessions of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Historical Series). Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1976- . Several volumes are titled Executive Sessions of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Together with Joint Sessions with the Senate Armed Services Committee. These volumes contain the declassified transcripts of sessions, in many of which senior officials presented secret information. Volumes I (1947-1948) to XVIII (1966) were published between 1976 and 1993. Then there was a prolongued hiatus. But publication resumed in 2007. Recent volumes have been placed online by the U.S. government, and older ones by the Hathi Trust.
Y 4.F76/2:Ex 3/2

Causes, Origins, and Lessons of the Vietnam War. Hearings before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, May 9-11, 1972. Part or all of this has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University. The hearing of May 11 dealt with early US involvement in Vietnam in the 1940s, with testimony by former OSS officer Frank White, and by Abbott Low Moffat, the Chief of the Division of Southeast Asian Affairs in the State Department from 1943 to 1947. pp. 143-191;   pp. 191-205. About one hundred pages of documents on the 1940s were published with the transcript: pp. 241-280;   pp. 281-323;   pp. 324-339. For the hearings of May 9 and 10, dealing with issues current in the 1970s, see below.
Y 4.F 76/2:V 67/24

The U.S. and Vietnam: 1944-1947. Senate Foreign Relations Committee staff study, April 3, 1972, based on the Pentagon Papers. 44 pp.
Y 4.F 76/2:V 67/21/944-47 (fiche)

Mutual Defense Assistance in Indochina. Agreement between the United States of America and Cambodia, France, Laos, and Viet Nam signed at Saïgon December 23, 1950, entered into force December 23, 1950. Washington: GPO, 1953. 47 pp.
S 9.10:2447

Mutual Defense Assistance in Indochina. Washington: GPO, 1956. 15 pp. Various amendments, mostly dating from 1951, to the agreement in the preceding item.
S 9.10:3131

Selected Executive Session Hearings of the Committee, 1951-56, vol. XVIII, U.S. Policy in the Far East, Part 2, Developments in Southeast Asia; The China Question. Historical Series, House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Washington: GPO, 1980.
Y 4.F 76/1:H 62/v.18

Indochina. Report of Mike Mansfield on a study mission to Associated States of Indochina, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos. Washington: GPO, 1953. v, 12 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:In 2/2

The Mutual Security Act of 1954. Hearings before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, April 5-June 8, 1954. Includes interesting testimony on Indochina by Secretary of State Dulles April 5. 1326 pp.
Y 4.F 76/1:M 98/111

Strength of International Communist Movement (study prepared for the the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, May 1954), iii + 78pp.
Y 4.F 76/2:C 73/954

Report on Indochina. Report of Mike Mansfield on a study mission to Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, October 15, 1954. Washington: GPO, 1954. vi, 48 pp. Appendix II (pp. 41-48) is a set of biographical sketches of Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laotian, and French figures, some of which would be hard to find elsewhere. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University, in two parts: front matter and pp. 1-24, pp. 25-48.
Y 4.F 76/2:In 2/2/954

Viet Nam, Cambodia,and Laos. Report by Senator Mike Mansfield, October 6, 1955. v, 19 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University.

Situation in Vietnam. Hearings before the Subcommittee on State Department Organization and Public Affairs, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, July 30-31, December 7-8, 1959. Washington, DC: GPO, 1960. Part 2 is hearings held in Saigon December 7-8, 1959, nominally by the Subcommittee on State Department Organization and Public Affairs, actually by Senators Albert Gore and Gale McGee (neither of whom was a member of that subcommittee). The focus is on financial matters, mostly pretty trivial--whether motor pool cars were being misused, whether roads were being built wider than necessary. 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-v, 235-264, pp. 265-297, pp. 298-331, and pp. 332-369.
Y 4.F76/2:V67/2/pt. 1 and Y4.F76/2:V67/2/pt. 2

United States Aid Program in Vietnam. Report of the State Department Organization and Public Affairs Subcommittee, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, February 26, 1960. vi, 60 pp.
Y 4.F76/2:V67/3

Vietnam Commitments, 1961. Senate Foreign Relations Committee staff study, March 20, 1972, based on the Pentagon Papers. 38 pp.
Y 4.F 76/2:V 67/20/961 (fiche)

Senator Allen J. Ellender, A report of United States foreign policy and operations, 1961: U.S.S.R., Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand. Senate Appropriations Committee. Washington: GPO, 1962. vii, 342 pp.
Senate Document 87-73

Senator Mike Mansfield, "Southeast Asia - Vietnam" (report of December 18, 1962), in Two Reports on Vietnam and Southeast Asia, to the President of the United States (Washington: GPO, 1973), pp. 5-14.
Senate Document 93-11

Viet Nam and Southeast Asia. Report of Mike Mansfield, J. Caleb Boggs, Claiborne Pell, and Benjamin A. Smith. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 1963. v, 22 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:V 67/4

Department of Defense Appropriations for 1965, Part 4. Hearings before a subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee, February 17-March 2, 1964. Washington: GPO, 1964. ii, 771, x pp. McNamara's statement Feb 18, p. 98, that the U.S. had only about 15,500 military personnel in Vietnam, is interesting.
Y 4.Ap 6/1:D 36/5/965/pt.4

Foreign Operations Appropriations for 1965, part 2. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Foreign Operations Appropriations, House Appropriations Committee. Washington: GPO, 1964. The text is available online at Hathi Trust. Testimony of William Bundy on aid for the Far East, May 4, 1964, on pp. 369-420, is interesting, particularly on the question of whether the US was using obsolete aircraft in Indochina. The New York Times, June 19, 1964, p. 5, slightly exaggerated Bundy's statement (p. 418), "We are going to drive the Communists out of South Vietnam. . . . We are trying to do that without attacking the countries to the north with all the problems that involves. If it comes to that, we will have to face that choice."
Y 4.Ap 6/1:F 76/2/965/pt.2

Report of United Nations Fact-Finding Mission to South Vietnam. Published by the Internal Security Subcommittee, Senate Judiciary Committee, 1964. vii, 324 pp. The original UN document, no. A/5630, 7 December 1963, was titled "The Violation of Human Rights in South Viet-Nam: Report of the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission to South Viet-Nam. The text is available online at Hathi Trust.
Y 4.J 89/2:V 67

Military Procurement Authorizations, Fiscal Year 1966.  Hearings before the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Subcommittee on Department of Defense of the Senate Appropriations Committee, February 24-March 15, 1965.  1261, xx pp.  On February 24, McNamara predicted that the military budget for FY 1966 would be lower than that for FY 1965 (pp. 7-8).
Y 4.Ar 5/3:P 94/6/966

Foreign Assistance, 1965. Hearings before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, March 9-April 7, 1965. vii, 772 pp. Previous and following years adjacent.
Y 4.F 76/2:F 76/13/965

The Foreign Assistance Act of 1965. Hearings before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, February 9-March 10, 1965, 9 parts. Subject index is in part 9, pp. 1327-72.
Y 4.F 76/1:F 76/28/965/pt.1-9

Department of Defense Appropriations for 1966.  Hearings before a subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee, February 11- , 1965.  McNamara said March 2 (Part 3, p. 63) "we cannot substitute U.S. troops for Vietnamese troops to carry out counterguerrilla operations . . . I do not believe that American troops can be used to substitute for South Vietnamese troops on the ground in South Vietnam to counter guerrillas operating in the country."
Y 4.Ap 6/1:D 36/5/966/pt.1-5

Supplemental Department of Defense Appropriation for 1965. Hearing before the House Appropriations Committee, May 4, 1965. ii, 26 pp. The text is available online at Hathi Trust. Hearing on the Johnson administration's request for a supplemental appropriation of $700,000,000 for the Vietnam War. Secretary of Defense McNamara and CJCS Wheeler were witnesses. Interesting for the lack of any probing questions from committee members about how much further escalation of the war the administration expected, and for McNamara's citation (p. 24) of a single North Vietnamese battalion having been identified in the Central Highlands as representing a substantial increase in the North Vietnamese role in the war in South Vietnam.
Y 4.Ap 6/1:D 36/5/965-2

Supplemental Appropriations for Department of Defense, 1965, Emergency Fund, Southeast Asia. Hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Armed Services Committee, May 5, 1965. ii, 36, i pp. The text is available online at Hathi Trust. Hearing on the Johnson administration's request for a supplemental appropriation of $700,000,000 for the Vietnam War. Secretary of Defense McNamara and CJCS Wheeler were witnesses.
Y 4.Ap 6/2:D 36/4/965-2

U.S. Army Readiness. Hearings before the Preparedness Investigating Subcommittee, Senate Armed Services Committee, May 13-June 30, 1965. iii, 199 pp.
Y 4.Ar 5/3:Ar 5/9

Report of Special Subcommittee to South Vietnam, following inspection tour, June 10-21, 1965, House Foreign Affairs Committee paper. 12 pp.
Y 4.Ar 5/2a:965-66/31

Senator Mike Mansfield, "Vietnam: The Situation and Outlook" (report of December 17, 1965), in Two Reports on Vietnam and Southeast Asia, to the President of the United States (Washington: GPO, 1973), pp. 17-33.
Senate Document 93-11

The Vietnam Conflict: The Substance and the Shadow. Report to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee by Senators Mike Mansfield [Senate Majority Leader], Edmund Muskie, Daniel Inouye, George Aiken, and Caleb Boggs, January 6, 1966. v, 32 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:V 67/7

United States Policy Toward Asia. Hearings before the Subcommittee on the Far East and the Pacific, House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Supplemental Military Procurement and Construction Authorization, Fiscal Year 1966.  Hearings before the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Subcommittee on Department of Defense of the Senate Appropriations Committee, January 20-February 2, 1966.  367, ix pp.  LBJ had asked on January 19, 1966 for $12,345,719,000 in supplementary funds for Vietnam. Top military officers and civilian officials discussed many aspects of the Vietnam War.
Y 4.Ar 5/3:P 94/6/966-2

Supplemental Foreign Assistance Fiscal Year 1966--Vietnam, part 1. Hearings before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, January 28, February 4, 8, 10, 17, 18, 1966. v, 743, xii pp. The main body of the text (though not, so far as I have found, the Appendix or the subject index) has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University: pp. i-v, 1-43 (testimony of Secretary of State Dean Rusk, accompanied by David E. Bell, Administrator, AID, and Rutherford M. Poats, Assistant Administrator, Far East, AID, begins on p. 2); pp. 44-94, pp. 95-144, pp. 145-194, pp. 195-244 (testimony of Lt. Gen. James M. Gavin (Ret.) begins on p. 226); pp. 245-294, [p. 295 missing]; pp. 296-344 (hearing of February 10, with testimony of George F. Kennan, begins on p. 329); pp. 345-394 pp. 395-444 (hearing of February 17, with testimony of General Maxwell D. Taylor (Ret.) begins on p. 431) pp. 445-494 [slightly out of order--p. 494 is at the beginning instead of at the end]; pp. 495-544, pp. 545-594, pp. 595-644, pp. 645-684.
Y 4.F 76/2:V 67/8/pt.1.

Fiscal Year 1966 Supplemental Authorization for Vietnam. Hearings before the House Armed Services Committee, February 13-17, 1966.
Y 4.Ar 5/2a:965/66

Military Procurement Authorizations for Fiscal Year 1967.  Hearings before the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Subcommittee on Department of Defense of the Senate Appropriations Committee, February 23-March 31, 1966.  1049, xix pp.
Y 4.Ar 5/3:P 94/6/967

Background Information Relating to Southeast Asia and Vietnam. A collection of documents and information, periodically revised and re-released as a Senate Foreign Relations Committee print.

Status of Ammunition and Air Munitions. Hearings before the Preparedness Investigating Subcommittee, Senate Armed Services Committee, January 26-March 17, 1966. iii, 200 pp.
Y 4.Ar 5/3:Am 6/4

U.S. Policy with Respect to Mainland China.  Hearings before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, March 8-30,
1966.  iv, 657, xiv pp.  The volume has an index, enabling one actually to find the pages on which Vietnam is discussed.
Y 4.F 76/2:C 44/5

Report of Special Subcommittee Following Visit to Southeast Asia, April 7-19, 1966. House Committee on Armed Services, July 19, 1966. pp. i-ii, 9545-9569. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University.

U.S. Army Combat Readiness. Hearings before the Preparedness Investigating Subcommittee, Senate Armed Services Committee, May 3-4, 1966. iii, 68 pp. General Paul Freeman and General Harold K. Johnson.
Y 4.Ar 5/3:Ar 5/9/966

Republican Conference, House of Representatives, "The United States and the War in Vietnam," September 20, 1966. The full text was printed as an appendix (pp. 365-402) to a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in 1970, Vietnam Policy Proposals.
Y 4.F 76/2:V 67/16

Worldwide Military Commitments, Part 1. Hearings before the Preparedness Investigating Subcommittee, Senate Armed Services Committee, August 25-30, 1966. ii, 114 pp. Secretary of State Dean Rusk. Includes discussion of what South Korea, the Phillippines, etc. were doing in Vietnam.
Y 4.Ar 5/3:M 59/11/pt.1

An Investigation of the U.S. Economic and Military Assistance Programs in Vietnam. Report of the House Committee on Government Operations, October 12, 1966. viii, 130 pp. Based on staff investigations in Vietnam, and extensive subcommittee hearings held both in Washington and in Vietnam, the transcripts of which probably were not published. The "Additional Views" on pp. 126-128, in which Donald Rumsfeld points out weaknesses in U.S. programs in Vietnam in language looking remarkably like recent criticisms of Rumsfeld's policies in Iraq, are amusing. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in two parts: front matter and pp. 1-89; pp. 90-130;

Supplemental Military Procurement and Construction Authorizations, Fiscal Year 1967.  Hearings before the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Subcommittee on Department of Defense of the Senate Appropriations Committee, January 23, 24, 25, 1967.  ii, 225, ix pp.  Began with Secretary of Defense McNamara summarizing the situation and prognosis in Vietnam.
Y 4.Ar 5/3:P 94/6/967-2

Asia, the Pacific, and the United States. Hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, January 31, 1967, with Edwin O. Reischauer, former U.S. Ambassador to Japan. iii, 76 pp. A lot of discussion of Vietnam. Interesting for the vigor with which Reischauer argues that the United States should not have supported the French against the Viet Minh, rejects the notion that a Communist Vietnam would allow itself to fall under Chinese domination, and rejects the idea that there is a danger of major Chinese expansionism in Asia (pp. 18-19). The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in two parts: front matter and pp. 1-45; pp. 46-76.

Conflicts between United States Capabilities and Foreign Commitments. Hearing, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, February 21, 1967. iii, 44 pp. General James M. Gavin, who among other things urged a halt to the bombing of North Vietnam, and was surprisingly optimistic about the prospects a satisfactory agreement for peace in Vietnam could be negotiated.
Y 4.F 76/2:F 76/21

Worldwide Military Commitments, Part 2. Hearings before the Preparedness Investigating Subcommittee, Senate Armed Services Committee, February 21-March 2, 1967. iii, pp. 115-276. Military officers.
Y 4.Ar 5/3:M 59/11/pt.2

A Conversation with U Thant, Secretary General of the United Nations, by Members of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, March 26, 1967 (published 1972). 5 pp.
Y 4.F 76/2:Ut 3 (fiche)

Economic Effect of Vietnam Spending.  2 vols. Hearings before the Joint Economic Committee, April 24-27, 1967, and supporting materials. pp. v, 1-363, v, 365-1034. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in 21 parts: front matter, including tables of contents for both volumes; text of volume I, pp. 1-39; pp. 40-88; pp. 89-138; pp. 139-188; pp. 189-238; pp. 239-288; pp. 289-338; pp. 339-363; text of volume II, pp. 365-388; pp. 389-438; pp. 439-487; pp. 489-538; pp. 539-588; pp. 589-638; pp. 639-688; pp. 689-738; pp. 739-788; pp. 789-838; pp. 839-888; pp. 889-938; pp. 939-988; pp. 989-1034.
Y 4.Ec 7:V 67/v.1-2

Economic Effect of Vietnam Spending.  Report of the Joint Economic Committee, together with supplementary views, July 7, 1967. iii, 9 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University.

Modern Communications and Foreign Policy, Report No. 5, together with Part X of the hearings of the same title, part X subtitled Winning the Cold War: The U.S. Ideological Offensive. Subcommittee on International Organizations and Movements, House Committee on International Affairs. The report, dated April 30, 1967, and released May 4, is vii, 13 pp. The hearing, held February 8 and 9, 1967, is iv, 216 pp. John Mecklin, "Problems of Communication in a Crisis Situation," pp. 19-21 of the hearing, is interesting. Mecklin had been Public Affairs Officer of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon from 1962 to 1964. His statement of the domino theory on p. 19: "The fall of China in 1949 compounded the problem, generating the so-called "domino theory" which was based almost entirely on psychological considerations, and still dominates U.S. thinking about Southeast Asia today. This was the theory--and it is almost certainly correct--that any further Communist gains would create shock waves of fear of the giant to the north that would destroy such will to resist as still existed in Southeast Asia. So the United States in 1950 went to the aid of the French against the Vietminh, rationalizing that French colonialism was the lesser evil. After the French collapsed in 1954, we shifted our support to Ngo Dinh Diem for the same reasons." The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in five parts: Report, and pp. i-iv, 1-19 of hearing; pp. 20-60 of hearing; pp. 61-100 of hearing; pp. 101-140 of hearing; pp. 141-180 of hearing; pp. 181-216 of hearing.

Hearings before the Special Subcommittee on the M-16 Rifle Program, House Armed Services Committee, May 15-August 22, 1967. pp. 4431-5019.
Y 4.Ar 5/2a:967-68/19

Report of the Special Subcommittee on the M-16 Rifle Program, House Armed Services Committee, October 19, 1967. v, 52 pp. 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-v, 5321-5366, and pp. 5367-5372.

Investigation of the Preparedness Program (a series of short reports by the Preparedness Investigating Subcommittee, Senate Armed Services Committee) (Washington: GPO, 1967). Relevant items in the series include: no. 14, Situation in South Vietnam (8 pp.); no. 15, U.S. Air Force Tactical Air Operations in Southeast Asia (12 pp.); no. 17, The U.S. Army in South Vietnam (21 pp.); no. 18, The U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps in Southeast Asia (17 pp.); no. 19, Airlift and Sealift to South Vietnam (11 pp.); no. 20, The Army's Rifle Procurement and Distribution Program (23 pp.) (see also Hearing, April 5, 1967, Army rifle Procurement and Distribution Program (42 pp.).
Y 4.Ar 5/3:P 91/14 etc.

U.S. Commitments to Foreign Powers. Hearings before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, August 2, 16, 21, 23, September 19, 1967. Quite a bit about the Tonkin Gulf Resolution. iv, 321, vi pp.
Y 4.F 76/2:F 76/23

Submission of the Vietnam Conflict to the United Nations. Hearings before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, October 26, 27, November 2, 1967. iii, 206 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. 1-39; pp. 40-81; pp. 82-123; pp. 124-166; pp. 167-206 (includes a subject index on pp. 203-206).
Y 4.F 76/2:V 67/11

Statement of Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the Fiscal Year 1969-73 Defense Program and 1969 Defense Budget. 1/22/68. vii, 220 pp. The section "Southeast Asia Operations" (pp. 96-108) is optimistic, but not quite as optimistic as what was being said in Saigon at this time. Notable for the brief reference on p. 102 to the presence of Chinese troops in North Vietnam, which as far as I can recall was very seldom mentioned by American officials in this period. Manpower issues relevant to the Vietnam War, including "Project 100,000," are on pp. 186-90.
Y 4.Ar 5/3:D 36/5

Authorization for Military Procurement, Research and Development, Fiscal Year 1969,and Reserve Strength.  Hearings before the Senate Armed Services Committee February 1-March 14, 1968. iv, 1202 pp.
Y 4.Ar 5/3:P 94/6/969

Nature of Revolution. Hearings before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Feb 19-March 7, 1968, 200 pp.
Y 4.F 76/2:R 32

Stalemate in Vietnam. Report by Joseph S. Clark on study mission to South Vietnam, February 1968. Senate Foreign Relations Committee print. iii, 24 pp.
Y 4.F 76/2:V 67/12

Land Reform in Vietnam. Report by the House Committee on Government Operations, March 5, 1968. House Report No. 1142. vii, 28 pp. Says the United States and the RVN should have been pushing land reform harder in South Vietnam. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University.

Foreign Assistance Act of 1968, Part 1--Vietnam. Hearings, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, March 11, 12, 1968. iii, 233 pp.
Y 4.F 76/2:F 76/13/968/pt.1

Foreign Assistance Act of 1968, Part 4. Hearings, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, March 26, 27, 28, April 1, 2, 1968. iv, 783 pp.
Y 4.F 76/1:F 76/28/968/pt.4 The text is available online at Hathi Trust

Present Situation in Vietnam. Hearing with General David M. Shoup, former Commandant, United States Marine Corps, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, March 20, 1968. iii, 51 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:V 67/2/968

China and Vietnam War, Will History Repeat? Report by Joseph S. Clark, March 29, 1968. Senate Foreign Relations Committee print. ii, 4 pp.
Y 4.F 76/2:C 44/6 

Additional Procurement of M-16 Rifles. Hearings before the Special M-16 Rifle Subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee, June 19-20, 1968. iii, 104 pp. Text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in two parts: front matter and pp. 1-51, and pp. 52-104.

U.S. Coast Guard Activities, Southeast Asia. Report of the House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee. ii, 11 pp. Coast Guard activities in South Vietnam and Thailand. Report of a tour conducted in August 1968. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University.
Y 4.M 53:C 63/19

Review of the Vietnam Conflict and its Impact on U.S. Military Commitments Abroad. Report of the Special Subcommittee on National Defense Posture, House Committee on Armed Services, August 24, 1968. vi, 84 pp. Text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in two parts: front matter and pp. 1-45, and pp. 46-84.
Y 4.Ar 5/3:V 67/2

Vietnam and Paris Negotiations. Report of Mike Mansfield, September 1968. Senate Foreign Relations Committee print. v, 6 pp.
Y 4.F 76/2:V 67/13

Measuring Hamlet Security in Vietnam. Report of John V. Tunney, House Foreign Affairs Committee, Dec. 23, 1968. vii, 11 pp. Tunney believes the Hamlet Evaluation System (HES) was extremely inaccurate; one section in the report is titled "Garbage in, Garbage Out." The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University.
House Report 91-25

Authorization for Military Procurement, Research and Development, Fiscal Year 1970,and Reserve Strength.  Part 1: Hearings before the Senate Armed Services Committee March 19-April 17, 1969. pp. i-iii, 1-1108.   Part 2: Hearings before the Senate Armed Services Committee April 22-June 4, 1969. i-iv, 1109-2277, i-xv.   The index to both parts is at the end of part 2. General Westmoreland's statement that enemy forces had not begun making major use of Cambodian sanctuaries until 1968 is on p. 355 of Part 1.
Y 4.Ar 5/3:P 94/6/970/pt.1, 2

Briefing by Secretary of State William P. Rogers. Hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, March 27, 1969. iii, 78 pp. U.S. foreign relations in general, not just Vietnam. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in two parts: front matter and pp. 1-38, and pp. 39-78.

The Military Budget and National Economic Priorities.  Parts 1-3: Hearings before the Subcommittee on Economy in Government, Joint Economic Committee, June 3-24, 1969.  992 pp.  Part 4: Report, December 23, 1969.  v, 18 pp.
Y 4.Ec 7:M 59/3/pt.1-4

U.S. Agreements and Commitments Abroad, Hearings before the Subcommittee on U.S. Security Agreements and Commitments Abroad, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Y 4.F 76/2:Se 2/pt. 1, 2, 6

Briefing on Vietnam. Hearings with William Rogers and Melvin Laird before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, November 18-19, 1969. iii, 164 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in four parts: front matter and pp. 1-48; pp. 49-99; pp. 100-149; pp. 150-164.
Y 4.F 76/2:V 67/15

Military Supply Systems--1969. Hearings before the Military Operations Subcommittee of the House Committee on Government Operations, November 20, 25, December 8, 1969.
Y 4.G 74/7:M 59/11/969

James F. Lowenstein and Richard M. Moose, Vietnam: December 1969. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Staff Report. iii + 18 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University.

Investigation of the My Lai Incident. Hearings, April 15-June 22, 1970, before the Armed Services Investigating Subcommittee, House Armed Services Committee. Washington: GPO, 1976. vi, 896 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in multiple parts: front matter and pp. 1-44 (includes testimony of Maj. Patrick M. Trinkle, Sfc. Cecil D. Hall, Sfc. Clinton D. Stephens), pp. 45-94 (Sfc. Clinton D. Stephens, Capt. Ernest L. Medina, Dennis Vasquez, Capt. Dennis H. Johnson [who pled the Fifth a lot]), pp. 95-146 (Capt. Dennis H. Johnson, Sgt. Roy D. Kirkpatrick, Maj. Glen D. Gibson, Michael C. Adcock), pp. 147-196 (Michael C. Adcock, WO Charles H. Mansell, Jerry R. Culverhouse), pp. 197-246 (Jerry R. Culverhouse, Lawrence M. Colburn, Lt. Hugh C. Thompson, Jr.), pp. 247-296 (Lt. Hugh C. Thompson, Jr., Ronald L. Haeberle [also see below], Maj. Charles C. Calhoun, Maj. Frederick W. Watke, Lt. Col. John L. Holladay), pp. 297-346 (Lt. Col. John L. Holladay, Brig. Gen. George H. Young, Jr., Rev. Carl E. Creswell, Col. Oran K. Henderson, Capt. Eugene M. Kotouc), pp. 347-396 (Capt. Eugene M. Kotouc, Maj. Gen. Samuel W. Koster, Angel Rodriguez, William C. Riggs), pp. 397-420 (William C. Riggs, Lt. Col. Francis R. Lewis, Capt. Ronald J. Keshel), pp. 421-471 (Capt. Ronald J. Keshel, Charles Anistranski, Ronald L. Haeberle [also see below], Col. Robert B. Luper, col. Jesmond D. Balmer, Jr., Maj. Robert W. McKnight), pp. 472-521 (Maj. Robert W. McKnight, Col. Nels A. Parson, Ronald L. Haeberle), pp. 522-571 (Ronald L. Haeberle, Lt. Col. David C. Gavin, Col. Mason J. Young, Col. Lawrence M. Jones, Jr., John C. Roberts, Lt. Col. William D. Guinn, Jr.), pp. 572-621 (Lt. Col. William D. Guinn, Jr., Maj. James H. Hancock, Jr., Dean C. Lind, Capt. Clarence J. Dawkins, Maj. Thomas B. Earle, Jr.), pp. 621-671 (Maj. Thomas B. Earle, Jr., James May, Lt. Gen. Charles A. Corcoran, Gen. Ralph E. Haines, Jr., Adm. John S. McCain, Lt. Col. William P. Doyle, Lenny B. Lagunoy, Sgt. Robert K. Gerberding), pp. 672-721 (Sgt. Robert K. Gerberding, Richard K. Blackledge, Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Col. J.F.H. Cutrona, Brig. Gen. L.V. Greene, Lt. Gen. Frank T. Mildren, Col. L.H. Williams), pp. 722-771 (Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Col. J.F.H. Cutrona, Lt. Gen. Frank T. Mildren, Col. L.H. Williams, Ambassador william E. Colby, Maj. Gen. Albert E. Milloy, Maj. Charled Mitchell, Maj. John T. Pauli, Lt. Gen. Melvin Zais), pp. 772-823 (Maj. Gen. Albert E. Milloy, Maj. John T. Pauli, Lt. Gen. Melvin Zais, Col. K.B. Barlow, Master Sergeant Suhr, Brig. Gen. George H. Young, Jr., Lt Gen. Robet E. Cushman, Jr.) pp. 824-874 (Lt Gen. Robet E. Cushman, Jr., Gen. William C. Westmoreland, Col. Robert M. Cook), pp. 875-896 (Col. Robert M. Cook, Lt. Col; George Ottaway, Jr.; Index).
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Investigation of the My Lai Incident. July 15, 1970 report by the My Lai Incident Subcommittee of the Armed Services Investigating Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee. Text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in two parts: front matter and pp. 1-26, and pp. 27-53.
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Progress of the Pacification Program. February 9, 1970 report of a special subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee, which visited South Vietnam in January 1970. iii + 10 pp. 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:969-70/38

Vietnam: Policy and Prospects, 1970. Hearings of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Civil Operations and Rural Development Support in Vietnam, February 17, 18, 19, 20; March 3, 14, 17, and 19, 1970. vii, 750 pp. Includes testimony of William Colby, John Paul Vann, and others (a number of whom had served in Vietnam at province level and below), on topics including the PHOENIX Program and the case of Tran Ngoc Chau. The text has been placed online by Charles Judson Harwood, Jr., in HTML format, allowing keyword search. (To figure out what page of the original you are on, look for the page numbers, placed rather unobtrusively in the text looking like this {p.14}.)   hearing of February 17, 1970, pp. 1-86 (Ambassador William E. Colby);   hearing of February 18, 1970, pp. 87-162 (mostly John Paul Vann and Hawthorne Mills, province senior adviser, Tuyen Duc province);   hearing of February 19, 1970, pp. 163-256;   hearing of February 20, 1970, pp. 257-444;   hearing of March 3, 1970, pp. 445-508;   hearing of March 4, 1970, pp. 509-568;   hearing of March 17, 1970, pp. 569-634;   hearing of March 19, 1970, pp. 635-700;   and Appendix, pp. 701-748 (Appendix I: Ambassador William E. Colby, "Statement for the Record on the Administrative Aspects of Pacification and Development," "Statement for the Record on the Development Aspects of Pacification and Development," "Statement for the Record on the Security Aspects of Pacification and Development," and "Statement for the Record on the Phung Hoang Program (Phoenix)." Appendix II: Statement of Former U.S. Senator Joseph S. Clark . . .). pp. 135-154 have also been placed on-line in .pdf format in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University.
Y 4.F76/2:V 67/17

Authorization for Military Procurement, Research and Development, FY 71, and Reserve Strength. Part 1. Hearings of February 20 - March 5, 1970, Senate Armed Services Committee. ii + 824 + xxiv pp.
pp. 119-26: General Wheeler on Vietnamization.
p. 179: incremental and total costs of the war, FY 1969, 1970.
pp. 447-52: General Westmoreland on Vietnam.
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Military Posture and Authorization of Appropriations, FY 71, for DOD Procurement, Part 1. Hearings of the House Committee on Armed Services, March 3 - April 8, 1970. ii + pp. 6811-7907.
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Impact of the War in Southeast Asia on the U.S. Economy.  Hearings before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, April 15-August 13, 1970.  pp. iii, 1-121, iv, 123-458. Includes some material not dealing with the nominal topic, including: David Schoenbrun on the historical background of the war (pp. 267-98); Daniel Ellsberg (plus some further comments by Schoenbrun) on topics including Tonkin Gulf, the case of Tran Ngoc Chau, and the need for the U.S. to get out of Vietnam (pp. 298-346). The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in ten parts: front matter and pp. 1-44, pp. 45-94, pp. 95-144, pp. 145-194, pp. 195-244, pp. 245-294, pp. 295-344, pp. 345-394, pp. 395-444, pp. 445-458.
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Department of Defense Appropriations for 1971, part 6, hearings before a subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee. Testimony of May 4, 1970, by Secretary of Defense Laird and CJCS Wheeler, on the Cambodian incursion (pp. 789-804), is interesting.
Y 4.Ap 6/1:D 36/5/971/pt.6

Moral and Military Aspects of the War in Southeast Asia. Hearings of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, May 7, 12, 1970. iii, 108 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in three parts: pp. i-iii, 1-37, pp. 38-77, and pp. 78-108.
Y 4.F 76/2:As 4/12

Student Views toward U.S. Policy in Southeast Asia. Hearings before an Ad Hoc Committee of the House of Representatives, May 21, 22, 1970. viii + 272 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in four parts: front matter and pp. 1-44,   pp. 44-90,   pp. 91-184,   pp. 185-277.
Y 4.F 76/1:St 9

Nomination of Adm. Thomas H. Moorer to be Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff. Hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, June 4, 5, 1970. ii + 37 pp. Includes discussion of Tonkin Gulf; Moorer strongly defended the reality of the August 4 incident.
Y 4.Ar 5/3:M 78

United States Involvement in Southeast Asia. Report of the House Select Committee on United States Involvement in Southeast Asia, July 6, 1970. 164 pp. Quite a bit on Con Son, especially on pp. 37-48. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in four parts: pp. 1-52, pp. 53-99, pp. 101-150, and pp. 151-164.
H. Rpt. 91-1276

Paul S. Taylor, Communist Strategy and Tactics of Employing Peasant Dissatisfaction of Land Tenure in Vietnam. August 1970 report prepared for the Foreign Operations and Government Information Subcommittee, House Committee on Government Operations. A good deal on the historical background of Communist land reform, not very accurate. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University.
Y 4.G 74/7:V 67/2

Military Supply Systems: 1970. Hearings before the Military Operations Subcommittee of the House Committee on Government Operations, August 4-5, 1970.
Y 4.G 74/7:M 59/11/970

Commercial (Commodity) Import Program for Vietnam, Followup Investigation. October 8, 1970 report of the House Committee on Government Operations. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University.
H. Rpt. 91-1583

Military Supply Systems: Lessons from the Vietnam Experience. October 8, 1970 report of the House Committee on Government Operations. v, 61 pp. Text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in two parts: pp. i-v, 1-30, and pp. 31-61.
H. Rpt. 91-1586

Civilian Medical Program for Vietnam (Followup Investigation). October 8, 1970 report of the House Committee on Government Operations. v, 33 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University, in three parts: pp. i-v, 1-11, pp. 12-26, and pp. 27-33.
H. Rpt. 91-1584

The Port Situation in Vietnam, Followup Investigation. October 12, 1970 report of the House Committee on Government Operations. v, 25 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University.
H. Rpt. 91-1595

Investigation into Electronic Battlefield Program. Hearings of the Electronic Battlefield Subcommittee of the Preparedness Investigating Subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee, November 18-24, 1970. iii, 221 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University. Start by going to Front matter and pp. 1-47, then change the "A" at the end of the URL to B, C, D, and E to get the later pages.
Y 4.Ar 5/3:B 32

Supplemental Foreign Assistance Authorization, 1970.  Hearings of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, December 10-11, 1970.  iii + 133 pp.  Testimony by Secretary of State Rogers, Secretary of Defense Laird.  Subjects include the Son Tay raid, Cambodia, and Don Luce's press credentials.
Y 4.F 76/2:F 76/27

Statement of Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird before the House Armed Services Committee on the FY 1972-1976 defense program and the 1972 defense budget, March 9, 1971. vi, 191 pp.
D 1.2:B 85/972-76

Foreign Assistance & Related Agencies Appropriation for 1972.  Hearings March 24 to June 30, 1971, by a subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee.  ii+832+xiv pp.  Includes military use of Food for Peace (pp. 19-28) and Laos and Cambodia (pp. 27-28).
Y 4.Ap 6/1:F 76/3/972/pt.1

Hearings on Military Posture and H.R. 3818 and H.R. 8687. Part 1. Hearings of the House Armed Services Committee. Note testimony April 26, 1971, by Colonel Molinelli, of the 101st Airborne Division, about Lam Son 719 (pp. 3117-3130); and testimony May 7, 1971 by Warren Nutter, on various war-related issues (pp. 3635-3671), including figures on the incremental cost of the war (p. 3670).
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Lester L. Wolff, Report of Special Study Mission to Asia. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, June 21, 1971. vii, 37 pp. Report of Representative Wolff on a trip to Asia in December 1970, rather critical in tone. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University.

Impact of the Vietnam War. Prepared for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee by the Congressional Research Service, June 30, 1971. vii, 36 pp. This mainly deals with the impact on Indochina, rather than on the US. 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:V 67/19 (fiche)

Department of Defense Appropriations for 1972. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Department of Defense, House Committee on Appropriations. Includes interesting testimony of April and September 1971, by generals including Bruce Palmer, Jr., Vice Chief of Staff, US Army, on Army morale and discipline problems. Figures on fraggings were mysteriously lower in part 9, pp. 583-85, than in part 3, p. 473.
Y 4.Ap 6/1:D 36/5/972/pt.9

U.S. Assistance Programs in Vietnam. Hearings of the Foreign Operations and Government Information Subcommittee of the House Committee on Government Operations, July 15, 16, 19, 21; August 2, 1971. Includes considerable information on the Phoenix Program [see Vietnam: Anthology and Guide to a Television History, pp. 254-57, for some relevant excerpts]. Testimony by Barton Osborne telling shocking (and in my opinion sometimes questionable) stories about Phoenix; and by William Colby, Don Luce, Robert H. Nooter of AID, and others.
Y 4.G 74/7:V 67/4

Vietnam and the Hidden U.S. Subsidy (Inequitable Currency Exchange Rates). Report of the House Committee on Government Operations, December 16, 1971. v, 26 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University.
House Report No. 92-760

National Security Act Amendment. Hearings before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, March 28, 30, April 24, 1972, on S. 2224, a bill to give the Congress greater access to CIA information and intelligence analysis. iii, pp. pp. i-iii, 1-35;   pp. 36-70;   pp. 71-105;   pp. 106-139.

Full Committee Hearing and Consideration of H. Res. 918, A Resolution of Inquiry Concerning the Bombing in Vietnam by the United States Government. pp. 9037-9176. Hearing before the House Committee on Armed Services, April 18, 1972, on a resolution submitted by Bella Abzug, an anti-war representative. A lot of interesting information, on all sorts of issues--air war over North Vietnam and over the Ho Chi Minh Trail, aircraft procurement and development, budgets, military personnel strengths, munitions expenditures, etc. p. 9144 gives tonnages (pretty high) of allied air and ground munitions by month, 1966-71. p. 9071 gives low figures for yearly throughput of Ho Chi Minh Trail, Nov 1968 to Oct 1971 (9,500 tons for last 12 months of that). Slightly more than a third of this publication (pp. 9065-9120) is the text of a presentation Secretary of the Air Force Robert C. Seamans Jr. had given the committee March 2, 1972, on the Air Force's proposed budget for FY 1973. Text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University, in three parts: pp. 9037-9086,   pp. 9087-9136, and pp. 9137-9176.
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Foreign Assistance and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1973, part 2. Hearings of the Subcommittee on Foreign Operations and Related Appropriations, House Appropriations Committee, April 18-May 18, 1972. ii, 1359, xvii pp. There is a lot of testimony on Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand by Roderic L. O'Connor, Marshall Green, and Robert H. Nooter on pp. 143-420, a little by William Rogers on pp. 1298-1321.
Y 4.Ap 6/1:F 76/3/973/pt.2

Foreign Assistance Act of 1972. Senate Foreign Relations Committee report, May 31, 1972. Senate Report 92-823. 39 pp. Includes a provision (p. 2) calling for a complete cutoff of U.S. participation in the Vietnam War, if there is a cease-fire and full resolution of the problem of U.S. POWs. The table between pages 38 and 39, showing sub-categories within U.S. aid for Vietnam in FY 1973, is interesting. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University.

Causes, Origins, and Lessons of the Vietnam War. Hearings before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, May 9-11, 1972. Part or all of this has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University: May 9, with Leslie Gelb and James C. Thomson: pp. 1-46;   pp. 47-84. May 10, with Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and Noam Chomsky: pp. 59-111;   pp. 112-141. For the hearing of May 11, dealing with early US involvement in Vietnam, in the 1940s, with testimony by former OSS officer Frank White, and the Chief of the Division of Southeast Asian Affairs in the State Department from 1943 to 1947, Abbott Low Moffat, and relevant documents, see above.
Y 4.F 76/2:V 67/24

Vietnam: May 1972. A report by James G. Lowenstein and Richard M. Moose, of the staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, after a trip to Vietnam May 23-June 5, 1972. viii, 32 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:V 67/18/972

Nomination of Maj. Gen. Alexander Meigs Haig, Jr., to the Rank of General, U.S. Army. Hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, October 6, 1972. iii + 23 pp. Includes Haig's view of the Vietnam War and the Lavelle case.
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U.S. Assistance Programs in Vietnam. Report of the House Committee on Government Operations, October 17, 1972. v, 107 pp. (See above, same title, for the hearings on which the report was based.) Quite a bit on land reform, prisons, CORDS, and the Phoenix Program. 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. 1-46,   pp. 47-97,   pp. 107, 99-107. Page 107 appears to have been duplicated, and page 98 omitted, in the online version.
House Report no. 92-1610

Hearings before the Special Subcommittee on Disciplinary Problems in the U.S. Navy, House Armed Services Committee, November 20-December 18, 1972. 1153, v pp.
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European Reactions to U.S. Policies in Vietnam. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Europe, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, January 4, 17, 1973. vi + 65 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University, in two parts: front matter and pp. 1-30, and pp. 31-65.
Y 4.F 76/1:V 67/3

Final Report to the Congress of the Secretary of Defense Hon. Melvin R. Laird. Hearing, House Armed Services Committee, January 8, 1973. 132 pp.
Y 4.Ar 5/2a:973-74/1

The Human Cost of Communism in Vietnam. A compendium of articles and documents on Communist atrocities, published by the Subcommittee on Internal Security, Senate Judiciary Committee, 1972. iii, 123, x pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University, in four parts: front matter and pp. 1-31 (includes Joseph Buttinger pp. 11-, Hoang Van Chi pp. 14-, Bernard Fall pp. 23-, Nguyen Manh Tuong pp. 26-),   pp. 32-65 (includes Anita Lauve Nutt pp. 34-, Stephen Hosmer pp. 45-),   pp. 66-99 (includes Douglas Pike pp. 88-), and pp. 101-123, i-x (includes P.J. Honey pp. 108-).

The Human Cost of Communism in Vietnam. Part II: The Myth of No Bloodbath. Hearings of the Subcommittee on Internal Security, Senate Judiciary Committee, January 5, 1973, with Daniel Teodoru (an amateur scholar) arguing that the stories of a bloodbath in North Vietnam in connection with the land reform of the 1950s are valid. ii + 55 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University, in two parts: front matter and pp. 1-29, and pp. 31-55.
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Testimony of D. Gareth Porter. Hearing of the Subcommittee on Internal Security, Senate Judiciary Committee, July 27, 1973, with Porter arguing that there was no bloodbath in North Vietnam in the mid 1950s. ii + 32 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University.
Y 4.J 89/2:P 83/2

Nomination of Henry A. Kissinger, Part 2. Executive hearings of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, September 10, 17, 1973, released October 4, 1973. pp. i-iii, 263-322. Devoted mainly to Kissinger's role in warrantless wiretapping. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University, in two parts: front matter and pp. 263-291, and pp. 292-322.

The Treatment of Political Prisoners in South Vietnam by the Government of the Republic of South Vietnam.  Hearings of the Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs, House Foreign Affairs Committee, September 13, 1973.  iii, 62 pp.  The witnesses included Fred Branfman and Don Luce.
Y 4.F 76/1:P 93/6

U.S. Nonmilitary Assistance to Southeast Asia. Hearing before a subcommittee of the House Committee on Government Operations, November 12, 1973. iii, 110 pp. Text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University, in three parts: front matter and pp. 1-37,   pp. 38-77, and pp. 78-110.

Full Committee Consideration of H.R. 12565, to Authorize Appropriations during the Fiscal Year 1974 for Procurement of Aircraft, Missiles, Naval Vessels, Tracked Combat Vehicles, and other Weapons and Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation for the Armed Forces, and to Authorize Construction at Certain Installations, and for Other Purposes; Briefing on Diego Garcia. Hearing, House Armed Services Committee, March 18-19, 1974. Includes (pp. 38-53) considerable detail on U.S. military aid to Vietnam: figures going back to 1966, and very detailed figures for 1973. Also much more wide-ranging discussion of Vietnam than the title would lead one to expect, with Guy Gran (pp. 60-88), Elbridge Durbrow (pp. 88-99). Durbrow submitted (pp. 93-96) two letters by Reed Irvine complaining of media bias. At the end, Rep. Pike proposed that the section of the bill authorizing $474 million in additional military aid for Southeast Asia be deleted; this motion was defeated, 8-27 (p. 271). The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University, in six parts: pp. 1-47,   pp. 48-97,   pp. 98-148,   pp. 149-198,   pp. 199-248,   and pp. 249-272.

Political Prisoners in South Vietnam and the Philippines.  Hearings of the Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs, House Foreign Affairs Committee, May 1, June 5, 1974.  iii, 127 pp.  The witnesses included Fred Branfman, D. Gareth Porter, and Benedict Kerkvliet. 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, 1-29,   pp. 30-62,   pp. 63-95, and pp. 96-127.
Y 4.F 76/1:P 93/7

Reassessment of U.S. Foreign Policy. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Future Foreign Policy Research and Development, House International Relations Committee, July 15-24, 1975. v, A lot of discussion of the Vietnam War. Most of the text (I think a few pages may be missing) has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University, in four parts: front matter and pp. 2-46 (W. Averell Harriman, Hans Morgenthau, Dean Rusk),   pp. 47-94 (Dean Rusk, Maxwell Taylor, William P. Bundy),   pp. 95-142 (William P. Bundy, Maxwell Taylor, Henry Cabot Lodge, and George Ball),   pp. 95-142 (Henry Cabot Lodge, George Ball, and some documentary appendices, including Sam Adams's article "Vietnam Cover-Up: Playing War with Numbers," and the views of the Army, especially Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway, about U.S. intervention in Indochina in 1954).

U.S. Trade Embargo of Vietnam: Church Views. Hearing before the Subcommittee on International Trade and Commerce, House Committee on International Relations, November 17, 1975, on proposals that the U.S. embargo on trade with Vietnam be ended.
Y 4.In 8/16:V 67

Human Rights in Vietnam. Hearings before the Subcommittee on International Organizations, House Committee on International Relations, June 16 and 21, July 26, 1977. vi, 229 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in multiple parts: pp. i-vi, 1-15;   . . . pp. 76-95 (Prepared Statement of Nguyen Van Coi, Former Provincial Representative of Quang Duc Province);   pp. 96-115;   pp. 116-135;   pp. 136-155 (testimony of Nguyen Cong Huan, July 26, begins on p. 145; note comments on religious repression, with list of people arrested, on p. 151);   pp. 156-176 (hearing ends on p. 167; Appendix 1, Theodore Jacqueney, "They Are Us, We Were Vietnamese" [Worldview, April 1977], which contains details on the post-1975 fates of various named Vietnamese such at Tran Ngoc Chau and Tran Huu Thanh, begins on p. 168);   pp. 177-196,   pp. 197-216,   pp. 217-229,  

A short account (usually at least 200 words) of the citation for each winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor in Vietnam can be found in
Y 4.V 64/4:M 46/3/863-978
Y 4.V 64/4:V 67/5/964-72

The Lessons of Vietnam. Testimony of Clark Clifford and George Ball before the Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, April 29, 1985.
Y 4.F 76/1:V 67/7

The Plight of the Montagnards. Hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, March 10, 1998.
Y 4.F 76/2:S.HRG.105-465

Hearing on the Status of Department of Veterans Affairs’ Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Programs. House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Health, March 11, 2004. Witness List with links to the statements of the witnesses, who included at least one PTSD sceptic, Sally Satel, M.D., resident scholar, American Enterprise Institute.

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