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JACQUES DE FOLIN is an alumnus of the Ecole Navale, served as a naval officer during the Second World War, and began his career in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1945. He was principal private secretary to Robert Schuman, Georges Bidault, and Pierre Mendès-France, as well as counselor at the French embassy in London and deputy director of the southern European and American departments. He also served as ambassador to Jordan, to Greece, and to Ireland and as consul general in Saigon (19701973).
United StatesForeign relationsFrance. 3. FranceForeign relations United States. 4. Dien Bien Phu (Vietnam), Battle of, 1954. I. Kaplan, Lawrence S. II. Artaud, Denise. III. Title. IV. Series. 704'1dc20CIP Page v CONTENTS Acknowledgments vii About the Contributors ix Introduction xiii Prologue: Perceptions by the United States of Its Interests in Indochina By Richard H. Immerman 1 The Battle of Dien Bien Phu: Political-Military Context 1 Franco-American Conflict in Indochina, 19501954 By George C.
The potential spread of communism presented the danger of the Soviet Union's enveloping the region's populations, resources, and strategic assets, thereby greatly enhancing Moscow's position in the Far East. Nevertheless, since China had not yet fallen to Mao Tse-tung, maintaining the Asian balance of power remained a secondary priority. Primarily in the minds of policymakers was the impact of the Vietnam conflict on the security and Page 5 stability of Europe. Accordingly, the State Department believed that the immediate Soviet objective in Southeast Asia was not to acquire regional hegemony so much as it was to divert vital human and material resources from the European theater.