MEMORANDUM FOR THE PRESIDENT FROM JOHN P. ROCHE

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March 27, 1967
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Approved For Release 2004/06/14: CIA-RDP801720R000500060082-7
March 27, 1967
SECRET
MEMORANDUM FOR
The President
I have been following the negotiation sequence very closely and
have reached the conclusion that we are no longer fighting a
"war" in Vietnam--we are fighting a "negotiation. "
.phis is not intended as a cute play on words--on the contrary,
it has serious consequences for American policy.
At the risk of boring you, let me set out the assumptions on
which this is based: