By Graham A Cosmas; Center of Military History
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They left the United States with a clear field for its attempt to create an anti-Communist bastion in Indochina. For three or four years after the tumultuous events of 1955, it seemed that the United States, through Diem, was achieving its goal. Bolstered by some $190 million a year in American military and economic aid, Diem enforced at least a degree of governmental authority throughout South Vietnam. His regime resettled the refugees, achieved a measure of economic prosperity, and promulgated what was, on paper, a progressive land reform policy.
S. command in South Vietnam was necessary or desirable in the absence of a major combat troop commitment. Nevertheless, they complied with McNamara’s directive. indd 22 4/27/06 9:02:47 AM A Deepening Commitment and a New Command Forces, Vietnam (USFV). The new command’s objective would be to increase American economic and military assistance to the Republic of Vietnam, “short of introduction of combat forces,” and to participate in the direction and control of South Vietnamese counterinsurgency operations.
In the making of those arrangements, the military command predominated through sheer weight of resources and administrative vigor, however much General Harkins formally deferred to Ambassador Nolting. Nolting, with comparatively weak backing from his own department and lacking any political constituency of his own, would have found it difficult to impose constraints on the military even if he had desired to do so; on most day-to-day policy issues, he appeared disinclined to challenge the soldiers.
MACV : the Joint Command in the years of withdrawal, 1968-1973 by Graham A Cosmas; Center of Military History