The Administration: The Black-Banders

The Government team had been given a thankless assignment: explaining the U.S. presence in Viet Nam to college students and professors.

Members of the team at various times were Thomas F. Conlon, 40, now head of the State Department's Australia and New Zealand desk, but between 1960 and 1962 a Vietnamese-speaking official of the U.S. embassy's political section in Saigon; Earl J. Young, 34, an AID representative in South Viet Nam between 1963 and last February; Lieut. Colonels Thomas M. Wait, 40, and Rolfe L. Hillman Ir., 41, both veteran U.S. Army advisers in South Viet Nam.

They had been to...

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