Vietnam War Bibliography:

Congressional Committee Documentation:

Drugs and the Drug Trade

Alleged Drug Abuse in the Armed Services. Hearings of September 22 to December 15, 1970, before the Special Subcommittee to Investigate Alleged Drug Abuse in the Armed Services, House Committee on Armed Services. pp. 1105-2156, i-vi.
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Inquiry Into Alleged Drug Abuse in the Armed Services. Report of the Special Subcommittee to Investigate Alleged Drug Abuse in the Armed Services, House Committee on Armed Services, 1971. pp. i-iii, 2157-2228, i-xiv.
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Juvenile Delinquency, Part 21, Drug Abuse in the Armed Forces. Hearing of the Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency, Senate Judiciary Committee, March 24 to October 30, 1970. pp. i-ix, 6257-6945. Senator Thomas Dodd's lurid comments on marijuana as a cause of psychosis, including homicidal psychosis, pp. 6258-60, are classics. There was some discussion of whether marijuana use could have contributed to the My Lai massacre.
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Drug and Alcohol Abuse in the Military. Hearings, Special Subcommittee on Alcoholism and Narcotics, Senate Labor and Public Welfare Committee, November 17 to December 3, 1970.
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Military Drug Abuse, 1971. Hearing, Subcommittee on Alcoholism and Narcotics, Senate Labor and Public Welfare Committee, June 9 and 22, 1971. v, 408 pp.
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International Aspects of the Narcotics Problem. Hearings of the Subcommittee on Europe, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, July 7-9, 30, 1971. Has some discussion of Vietnam, but not a lot.
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Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention. Hearings of the Subcommittee on Public Health and Environment, House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

Department of Defense Appropriation for 1972, Part 9. Hearings of the Subcommittee on DOD Appropriations, House Committee on Appropriations, May 17-September 23, 1971. ii, 619, viii pp. (of which pp. 165-200 are on drug problems in Vietnam).
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Drug Abuse in the Military. Report, based on hearings and investigations, 1966-1970, by Birch Bayh, chairman, to the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate. GPO, 1971. v, 15 pp.
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Drug Abuse in the Military or Staff Report on Drug Abuse in the Military. Report, Subcommittee on Drug Abuse in the Military, Senate Armed Services Committee. GPO, 1971. v, 47 pp.
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Drug Addiction and Abuse among Military Veterans, 1971.

Drug Abuse in the Military. Hearings, Subcommittee on Drug Abuse in the Military, Senate Armed Services Committee, February 29 to April 6, 1972. GPO, 1972. iii, 577 pp. Note comment by Dr. Richard Wilbur, Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health and Environment), that "a heroin epidemic among our troops in South Vietnam has been reversed since June 1971" (p. 35).
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Morgan F. Murphy and Robert H. Steele, World Heroin Problem. Report of special study mission, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, June 22, 1971. vii, pp. House Report No. 92-298. Southeast Asia is covered on pp. 18-29. 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. 1-20, and pp. 21-46.

World Drug Traffic and its Impact on U.S. Security. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Internal Security, Senate Judiciary Committee.

The U.S. Heroin Problem and Southeast Asia. Report of a Staff Survey Team of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, January 11, 1973. viii, 82 pp. The 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. 1-26,   pp. 27-59,   pp. 61-82. Discusses the issues country by country.

Narcotics Situation in Southeast Asia. Report of July 26, 1973, by Lester L. Wolff. Committee print, House Committee on Foreign Affairs. ix, 22 pp.
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Narcotics Situation in Southeast Asia, 1973. Report dated March 26, 1974, of a special study mission of August 6-28, 1973, of the Special Ad Hoc Subcommittee on International Narcotics, House Committee on Foreign Affairs. viii + 58 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; [pp. 1-22 missing]; pp. 23-58.
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Review of Military Drug and Alcohol Programs. Hearings, Subcommittee on Drug Abuse in the Military, Senate Armed Services Committee, September 18-20, 1973. iii, 779 pp.
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The Narcotics Situation in Southeast Asia: The Asian Connection. Report of a special study mission to Southeast Asia, House International Relations Committee, Dec. 27, 1974 - Jan. 12, 1975. Report dated April 3, 1975. ix, 51 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. 1-21, and pp. 22-51.
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