Vietnam War Bibliography:

Congressional Committee Documentation:

Intelligence and Special Operations

Nomination of Richard Helms to be Ambassador to Iran and CIA International and Domestic Activities. Hearings of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, February 5 and 7, May 21, 1973. iii, 109 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. 1-51 and pp. 52-109.

Nomination of William E. Colby. Hearings of the Senate Armed Services Committee, July 2, 20, 25, 1973, with William Colby (nominee for Director of Central Intelligence), Robert F. Drinan (antiwar Catholic priest and member of the U.S. House of Representatives), Samuel A. Adams (former CIA analyst), Paul Sakwa (former CIA officer), David S. Harrington, and Kenneth B. Osborn (formerly in U.S. Army Intelligence). Considerable discussion of the Phoenix Program. iii + 186 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. 1-91 (Colby, Drinan, Adams, Sakwa), and pp. 92-186 (Sakwa, Harrington, Osborn, Colby).
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U.S. Intelligence Agencies and Activities: The Performance of the Intelligence Community, part 2. Hearings before the Select Committee on Intelligence [the "Pike Committee"], U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-fourth Congress, First Session. Includes (pp. 683-719, 881-893) testimony of September 18, 1975, by former CIA analyst Samuel Adams, that the military falsified estimates of enemy troop strength during the war. (For background on this see The Order of Battle Dispute.)
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U.S. Intelligence Agencies and Activities: The Performance of the Intelligence Community, part 5. Testimony by various intelligence officers in regard to Adams' charges, December 3, 1975. This starts off with Lt. Gen. Daniel Graham, head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, engaged in flagrant falsehoods, distorting Adams' charges to make them easier to refute. Graham says:

The reality is that Adams had never claimed that the number of armed VC/NVA troops was 600,000, or even close to 600,000. Adams had not rejected everyone else's figures as phony, even when they were different from his own; note in particular his willingness to accept the figures of Col. Hawkins, head of the Order of Battle Section of Westmoreland's intelligence staff in Vietnam for most of 1967. Adams had not told the committee that 10,000 Americans had been killed in the Tet Offensive, and when a member of the committee had asked him whether this had happened, Adams said it had not (part 2, p. 696). The difference between what Graham says Adams had said and what Adams had actually said undermines Graham's credibility when he is talking about things that are harder to check.
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Recommendations of the Final Report of the House Select Committee on Intelligence [the "Pike Committee"]. House Report No. 94-833. The recommendations were the only part of the final report that was ever formally published. The remainder of the report was leaked, published first as "The CIA Report the President Doesn't Want You to Read," The Village Voice (New York), February 16, 1976, with a follow-up "How Ford, Kissinger and the CIA Obstructed the House Probe," February 23, 1976. It was later published as a book, CIA: The Pike Report (Nottingham, England: Spokesman Books, 1977 [284 pp. Introduction by Philip Agee.]).

Final report of the Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities (Frank Church, Chmn.), April 26, 1976. Book I: Foreign and Military Intelligence, viii, 651 pp., does not have much on Vietnam. Book II: Intelligence Activities and the Rights of Americans, xvi, 396 pp. Deals with domestic intelligence. Book III: Supplementary Detailed Staff Reports on Intelligence Activities and the Rights of Americans. v, 989 pp. Book IV: Supplementary Detailed Staff Reports on Foreign and Military Intelligence. vi, 175 pp. Book V: The Investigation of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy: Performance of the Intelligence Agencies. v, 106 pp. Book VI: Supplementary Reports on Intelligence Activities. vi, 378 pp.
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Vietnamese Commandos. Hearing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, June 19, 1996. iii, 36 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University.
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