Indochina Information Project [Chained Prisoner]
Maker: Peace Press; Philip Jones Griffiths; Indochina Information Project
Date Made: circa 1971
Place Made: United States: California, Los Angeles
Measurements: 58.5 cm x 44.5 cm; 23 1/16 in x 17 1/2 in
Main Subject: Viet Nam (Southeast Asia); Viet Nam War Era
Materials: paper (fiber product)
"To Get Closer To An Answer, McNaughton Began By Restating U.S. Objectives In Vietnam, And By Attempting To Weigh Those Objectives By Their Relative Importance: 70%--- To Avoid A Humiliating Defeat (To Our Reputation As A Guarantor). 20%--- To Keep SVN (And Then Adjacent) Territory From Chinese Hands. 10%--- To Permit The People Of SVN To Enjoy A Better, Freer Way Of Life. Also-- To Emerge From Crisis Without Unacceptable Taint From Methods Used. Not--- To 'Help A Friend,' Although It Would Be Hard To Stay In If Asked Out." Memorandum from John McNaughton, Assistant Secretary of Defense March 24, 1965 The Pentagon Papers, Vol. 3, pages 348-9 Indochina Information Project photo by Philip Jones Griffith
Acquisition Number: 2001-113
On June 13, 1971, the New York Times published the first installment of the "Pentagon Papers." Philip Jones Griffiths' "Vietnam Inc." was first published in 1971. Griffiths took the photo in 1970, Phu Me Hospital in South Viet Nam. Elderly man is chained to his bed. Bob Zaugh says there were originally 9 in the series for the Indochina Information Project, all very lightly screened back.
Production Notes: Same photo as ID 15744 with text.
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