Southeast Asia: Something Happened to the Crisis

In the sparkling sunshine of a Hawaii morning, a stream of limousines purred up to a yellow concrete building over looking Pearl Harbor. Central Intelligence Agency Director John McCone alighted from one and hurried inside.

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Maxwell Taylor emerged from another.

Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, both in slacks and open shirts, arrived together, were greeted under the portico by Pacific Commander Harry Felt.

Last to arrive, 20 minutes late, was U.S. Ambassador to South Viet Nam Henry Cabot Lodge, natty in an olive suit....

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