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Air America during Viet Nam

Some Air America cables from Wikileaks

Keywords: Viet Nam

http://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1974STATE241315_b.html

Capture Date: 01 JAN 1994 APPROVED <21
Channel Indicators: n/a
Current Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Concepts: SERVICE CONTRACTS, PROPOSALS (BID)
Control Number: n/a
Copy: SINGLE
Draft Date: 02 NOV 1974
Decaption Date: 28 MAY 2004
Decaption Note: 25 YEAR REVIEW
Disposition Action: RELEASED
Disposition Approved on Date: n/a
Disposition Authority: SmithRJ
Disposition Case Number: n/a
Disposition Comment: 25 YEAR REVIEW
Disposition Date: 28 MAY 2004
Disposition Event: n/a
Disposition History: n/a
Disposition Reason: n/a
Disposition Remarks: n/a
Document Number: 1974STATE241315
Document Source: CORE
Document Unique ID: 00
Drafter: RHWENZEL:AOA
Enclosure: n/a
Executive Order: GS
Errors: N/A
Film Number: D740314-0748
From: STATE
Handling Restrictions: n/a
Image Path: n/a
ISecure: 1
Legacy Key: link1974/newtext/t19741176/aaaacmuj.tel
Line Count: 209
Locator: TEXT ON-LINE, ON MICROFILM
Office: ORIGIN SS
Original Classification: SECRET
Original Handling Restrictions: EXDIS
Original Previous Classification: n/a
Original Previous Handling Restrictions: n/a
Page Count: 4
Previous Channel Indicators: n/a
Previous Classification: SECRET
Previous Handling Restrictions: EXDIS
Reference: A. SAIGON 13582; B. STATE 236245
Review Action: RELEASED, APPROVED
Review Authority: SmithRJ
Review Comment: n/a
Review Content Flags: n/a
Review Date: 13 AUG 2002
Review Event: n/a
Review Exemptions: n/a
Review History: RELEASED <13-Aug-2002 by kelleyw0>;
MAR 2003 by SmithRJ>
Review Markings: n/a

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US Department of State Systematic
EO Systematic Review
30 JUN 2005

Review Media Identifier: n/a
Review Referrals: n/a
Review Release Date: n/a
Review Release Event: n/a
Review Transfer Date: n/a
Review Withdrawn Fields: n/a
Secure: OPEN
Status: NATIVE
Subject: AIR AMERICA DIVESTITURE
TAGS: PBOR, VS, AIR AMERICA
To: SAIGON
Type: TE
Markings: Declassified/Released US Department of State EO
Review 30 JUN 2005

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Canonical ID: 1974SAIGON13858_b
Subject: AIR AMERICA DIVESTITURE
From: Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City
To: Department of State, Secretary of State
Original Classification: SECRET
Current Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Previous Handling Restrictions: EXDIS
Archive Status: Electronic Telegrams
Type: TE
Locator: TEXT ON MICROFILM, TEXT ONLINE
Reference(s): A) SAIGON 13582; B) STATE 241315
Executive Order (E.O.): GS
Markings: Declassified/Released US Department of State EO

Systematic Review 30 JUN 2005
Enclosure: -- N/A or Blank --
Concepts: FLIGHT CLEARANCES, NEGOTIATIONS, PROPOSALS (BID),

SERVICE CONTRACTS
TAGS: Political Affairs--Boundary and Sovereignity Claims [PBOR]
South Vietnam [VS]
United States [US]
Office: -- N/A or Blank --
Document Character Count: 6123
Date: 1974 November 4, 08:10 (Monday)

SECRET

PAGE 01 SAIGON 13858 041110Z

53
ACTION SS-25

INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 /026 W
--------------------- 101624
R 040810Z NOV 74
FM AMEMBASSY SAIGON
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 009

S E C R E T SAIGON 13858

EXDIS

E.O. 11652: GDS
TAGS: PBOR, VS
SUBJECT: AIR AMERICA DIVESTITURE

REFS: A) SAIGON 13582; B) STATE 241315

1. PARA 4, REF B, ASKS FOE COMMENTS ON SUBSTANCE OF PRECEDING
PARAGRAPHS.

2. THE RECOMMENDED SOLUTION OF 2 C 2 (REF B) IS SIMPLY WHAT AID
HAS DESIRED TO DO ALL ALONG. IT IS TOTALLY UNSATISFACTORY. IT MIGHT
BE POSSIBLE FOR THW SICCESSFUL BIDDER TO ATTEMPT TO BRIBE SOME

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MINOR OFFICIALS FOR A PIECE OF PAPER WHICH WOULD BE "SATISFACTORY
TO THE CONTRACT OFFICER BEFORE AWARD" WHO WOULD THEN FACE THE
SENIOR LEVELS OF THE GVN WITH A "FAIT ACCOMPLI". THE ONLY OTHER
WAY IS TO HAVE THIS MISSION PUT GREAT PRESSURE ON THE GVN TO
AGREE TO CONTINUE TO ACCEPT AN "EXTRATERRITORIAL ARRANGEMENT".
WE ARE NOT PREPARED TO DO THIS. SUCH AN ARRANGEMENT WAS
TOLERABLE IN CASE OF AIR AMERICA, REGARDED AS U.S. INSTRUMENT,
AND WE MAY BE ABLE TO SLIDE THROUGH ONE EXTENSION WITH CASI
BECAUSE GVN BELIEVES CASI HAS FAITH IN THE FUTURE OF THE GVN
AND CURRENTLY ALREADY HAS WORKING ARRANGEMENT WITH AIR VIET-NAM.

3. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO DEPEND ON AIR VIET-NAM, THE BEST COURSE
IN THE U.S. INTEREST IS TO PRECEED IMMEDIATELY TO NEGOTIATE A
SOLE-SOURCE WITH CASI FOR FY 1976, I ASSUME NOVATING THE PRESENT
AIR AMERICA CONTRACT FOT THE BALANCE OF THE FISCAL YEAR OR HAVING
THE NEW CONTRACT FOR EIGHTEEN MONTHS. I DID NOT KNOW THE LATTER
SECRET

SECRET

PAGE 02 SAIGON 13858 041110Z

WAS AN AVAILABLE OPTION. IF USED, WE CAN SLIDE BY THE REOPENING
OF THE QUESTION OF AIR VIET-NAM NEXT JULY (PARA 4, REF A). IT
WOULD OBVIOUSLY BE THE LEAST EXPENSIVE COURSE.

4. AID MAY NOT CONSIDER APPLICABLE TO CASI "A DETERMINATION THAT
THE CONTRACTOR HAS EXCLUSIVE OR PREDOMINANT CAPABILITY IN THE FIELD".
THE COLD HARD, PRAGMATIC FACT IS THAT CASI IS THE ONLY AMERICAN
FIRM WHICH CAN OPERATE HERE. IF THAT DOESN'T COME UNDER THE
RUBRIC "EXCLUSIVE" THAT I NEED A NEW DICTIONARY. THE SECRETARY'S
WRITTEN FINDING ON IMPAIRMENT OF FOREIGN POLICY OR FOREIGN ASSISTANCE
OBJECTIVES HAS, IT WOULD SEEM TO ME, TO HAVE ALREADY BEEN MADE
IN THE DEPUTY SECRETARY'S MEMORANDUM OF SEPTEMBER 11, 1974.

5. I SAID IN MY MEMORANDUM OF AUGUST 20, 1974 THAT THERE WAS
SOME CONCERN AMONG MY SENIOR OFFICERS THAT AIR VIET-NAM MIGHT NOT
BE QUITE READY TO ASSUME THESE RESPONSIBILITIES. WE HAVE RE-
EXAMINED THE FEASIBILITY OF USING AIR VIET-NAM. THE REDUCTION
IN OUR MILITARY AID HAS ALREADY CAUSED A CONSIDERABLE REDUCTION
IN THE AIR FORCE. IT NOW SEEMS THAT AN ADEQUATE NUMBER OF COM-
PLETELY QUALIFIED PILOTS CAN BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR BOTH FIXED WING
AND ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT. ADEQUATE MAINTENANCE FACILITIES CAN
BE MADE AVAILABLE AND I NOW FEEL THAT WE CAN EFFECT A RELATIVELY
SMOOTH TRANSITION IF WE DECIDE NOW TO HAVE AIR AMERICA WORK CLOSELY
WITH AIR VIET-NAM BETWEEN NOW AND NEXT JULY. I HAVE FLOWN WITH
THESE POLOTS AND MANY OF THEM ARE EQUAL TO ANY IN THE
WORLD.
THEREFORE, I SHALL NOT FIND THIS SOLUTION UNACCEPTABLE, IF IT IS
DECIDED NOT TO GIVE A SOLE-SOURCE CONTRACT TO CASI.

6. CONGRESSIONAL CRITICISM IS ALWAYS POSSIBLE, BUT IF IT IS CLEAR
THAT A FIRM DECISION HAS BEEN MADE, THAT IT WILL NOT BE REVERSED,
IT IS NOT LIKELY TO BE MORE THAN PRO-FORMA. I MUST STATE CANDIDLY
THAT, IN MY OPINION, THE ONLY REAL DANGER MAY COME FROM DIS-

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TORTIONS PASSED ON TO THE CONGRESS BY A FRUSTRATED BUREAUCRACY.
AS I HAVE SAID BEFORE, I AM COMPLETELY PREPARED TO PERSONALLY
DEFEND THIS DECISION ON THE HILL. IN FACT, IF THERE ARE ANY
DISTORTIONS PRESENTED TO THE HILL I SHALL INSIST ON DOING SO. AS
FAR AS THE GAO IS CONCERNED, NOTHING WOULD DELIGHT ME MORE,
PERSONALLY, THAN TO HAVE A FULL-SCALE GAO INVESTIGATION WHICH
WOULD, OF COURSE, EXPLORE FULLY EVERY ASPECT OF THE AWARDING
LAST YEAR OF THE PRESENT CONTRACT.
SECRET

SECRET

PAGE 03 SAIGON 13858 041110Z

7. A LARGE PART OF OUR TROUBLE IS ILLUSTRATED BY THE SECOND AND
THIRD SENTENCES OF PARAGRAPH 3B OF REFTEL B. IN ALMOST ALL OTHER
CONTRACTS IN SUPPORT OF U.S. OPERATIONS IN VIET-NAM REFERRED TO
IN THE SECOND SENTENCE, THE GVN HAS BEEN CONSULTED, AS IT
SHOULD BE, ON THE BASIC NEED FOR THE SERVICES TO BE CONTRACTED
FOR. BUT THE THIRD SENTENCE SAYS "WE HAVE NOT CONSULTED WITH THE
GVN IN ARRANGING AIR CONTRACTS IN RECENT YEARS." AIR AMERICA,
WHATEVER ITS CORPORATE FORM, IS, IN FACTN AN INSTRUMENT OF THE
U.S., AND IS RECOGNIZED HERE AS SUCH. THE INSISTENCE THAT WE
NOW GO ON IN TTHE FUTURE DOING BUSINESS AS WE DID IN THE PAST WITH
AIR AMERICA, WHERE THE CONTRACTING DEEVICE WAS REGARDED AS A
CONVENIENT "FIG LEAF", SIMPLY DOES NOT ACCORD WITH THE LOCAL
CURRENT POLITICAL REALITIEES. NOR DOES IT ACCORD WITH U.S. POLICY
INTERESTS. IT IS MY RESPONSIBILITY TO INSURE THAT THE ACTIONS OF
ALL ELEMENTS OF THIS MISSION TAKE NO ACTIONS AT VARIANCE WITH U.S.
POLICY INTERESTS.

8. IN SUMMARY, YOU HAVE ONLY THE PRACTICAL CHOICE OF:
A - CONTINUING AIR AMERICA TO JUNE 30, 1975 USING THE
INTERVAL TO PROVIDE THE BEST TRANSITION POSSIBLE TO AIR
VIET-NAM ON JULY 1, 1975.

B - NOVATE PRESENT CONTACT TO CASI AND NEGOTIATE WITH
CASI NEW COONTRACT FOR FY 1976.

C - NEGITIATE 18 MONTHS CONTRACT WITH CASI.

9. EITHER B OR C WOULD BE PREFERABLE AND PROBABLY MORE
ECONOMICAL AND MORE ADVANTAGEOUS TO U.S. BUT A WOULD BE
ACCEPTABLE. I AM PERFECTLY PREPARED TO DEFEND ANY OF THE THREE
BEFORE THE CONGRESS AND I WOULD, PERSONALLY, NOT ONLY NOT
OBJECT TO A GAO INVESTIGATION BUT WOULD PERSONALLY WELCOME
SUCH A REVIEW INCLUDING, OF COORSE, THE COMPLETE DETAILS OF
THE AWARDING THE LAST CONTRACT TO AIR AMERICA AND ALL SUB-
SEQUENT DISBURSEMENTS TO AIR AMERICA UNDER THAT CONTRACT.

10. WITH ALL RESPECT AND PROPER DEFERENCE TO THOSE INVOLVED,
IT IS, PERHAPS, APPROPRIATE TO ADD THAT IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT
"TO GOVERN IS TO DECIDE". IT IS, OF COURSE, OBVIOUS THAT DE-
CISIONS WHICH ARE IGNORED OR EVADED ARE NO DECISIONS AT ALL. WE

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SECRET
SECRET
PAGE 04 SAIGON 13858 041110Z
HAVE HAD ONE DECISION. IT WOOULD BE VERY USEFUL TO HAVE A DECISION
NOT ONLY MADE BUT ALSO CARRIED OUT.
MARTIN
SECRET

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Capture Date: 01 JAN 1994 CLEARANCES,
Channel Indicators: n/a APPROVED <25
Current Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Concepts: SERVICE CONTRACTS, PROPOSALS (BID), FLIGHT
NEGOTIATIONS
Control Number: n/a
Copy: SINGLE
Draft Date: 04 NOV 1974
Decaption Date: 28 MAY 2004
Decaption Note: 25 YEAR REVIEW
Disposition Action: RELEASED
Disposition Approved on Date: n/a
Disposition Authority: SmithRJ
Disposition Case Number: n/a
Disposition Comment: 25 YEAR REVIEW
Disposition Date: 28 MAY 2004
Disposition Event: n/a
Disposition History: n/a
Disposition Reason: n/a
Disposition Remarks: n/a
Document Number: 1974SAIGON13858
Document Source: CORE
Document Unique ID: 00
Drafter: n/a
Enclosure: n/a
Executive Order: GS
Errors: N/A
Film Number: D740315-0757
From: SAIGON
Handling Restrictions: n/a
Image Path: n/a
ISecure: 1
Legacy Key: link1974/newtext/t19741173/aaaackaf.tel
Line Count: 157
Locator: TEXT ON-LINE, ON MICROFILM
Office: ACTION SS
Original Classification: SECRET
Original Handling Restrictions: EXDIS
Original Previous Classification: n/a
Original Previous Handling Restrictions: n/a
Page Count: 3
Previous Channel Indicators: n/a
Previous Classification: SECRET
Previous Handling Restrictions: EXDIS
Reference: A) SAIGON 13582; B) STATE 241315
Review Action: RELEASED, APPROVED
Review Authority: SmithRJ
Review Comment: n/a
Review Content Flags: n/a
Review Date: 13 AUG 2002
Review Event: n/a
Review Exemptions: n/a
Review History: RELEASED <13-Aug-2002 by kelleyw0>;
MAR 2003 by SmithRJ>
Review Markings: n/a

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US Department of State Systematic
EO Systematic Review
30 JUN 2005

Review Media Identifier: n/a
Review Referrals: n/a
Review Release Date: n/a
Review Release Event: n/a
Review Transfer Date: n/a
Review Withdrawn Fields: n/a
Secure: OPEN
Status: NATIVE
Subject: AIR AMERICA DIVESTITURE
TAGS: PBOR, VS, US, AIR AMERICA, AIR VIETNAM
To: STATE
Type: TE
Markings: Declassified/Released US Department of State EO
Review 30 JUN 2005

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Canonical ID: 1974STATE249238_b
Subject: AIR AMERICA CRASH SITES - LAOS
From: Department of State
To: Laos Vientiane
Original Classification: LIMITED OFFICIAL USE
Current Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Previous Handling Restrictions: -- N/A or Blank --
Archive Status: Electronic Telegrams
Type: TE
Locator: TEXT ON MICROFILM, TEXT ONLINE
Reference(s): VIENTIANE 7911
Executive Order (E.O.): -- N/A or Blank --
Markings: Declassified/Released US Department of State EO

Systematic Review 30 JUN 2005
Enclosure: -- N/A or Blank --
Concepts: AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS, DATA
TAGS: Laos [LA]
Military and Defense Affairs--Military Operations [MOPS]
United States [US]
Office: -- N/A or Blank --
Document Character Count: 2095
Date: 1974 November 12, 20:46 (Tuesday)

LIMITED OFFICIAL USE

PAGE 01 STATE 249238

10
ORIGIN DPW-01

INFO OCT-01 EA-06 ISO-00 DODE-00 CIAE-00 INR-05 NSAE-00

RSC-01 IO-10 /024 R

DRAFTED BY D/PW:FASIEVERTS
APPROVED BY D/PW:FASIEVERTS
EA/LC - MR. HENDERSON
DIA - MR. BERBRICH (INFO)
DOD/ISA - DR. SHIELDS (INFO)
--------------------- 080807
R 122046Z NOV 74
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY VIENTIANE

LIMITED OFFICIAL USE STATE 249238

E.O. 11652:NA
TAGS:MOPS, LA
SUBJECT: AIR AMERICA CRASH SITES - LAOS
REF: VIENTIANE 7911

1. AIR AMERICA HAS PROVIDED FOLLOWING DATA ON THEIR AIR-

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CRAFT LOST IN LAOS. LISTING IS LIMITED TO AIRCRAFT ACCI-
DENTS IN WHICH THE WRECKAGE AND/OR CREW MEMBERS WERE NOT
RECOVERED.
2. FOLLOWING IS LIST:
DATE STATUS OF AIRCRAFT TYPE/ CRASH SITES
--- CREW IDENTIFICATION COORDINATES
7 MAR 73 MISSING C123/55-4524 QB 2398
9 FEB 73 MISSING C123/56-4374 VE 909094
6 DEC 72 RECOVERED C123/54-648 XC 3778
23 NOV 72 RECOVERED C7A/61-240L XC 5237
LIMITED OFFICIAL USE
LIMITED OFFICIAL USE
PAGE 02 STATE 249238

12 NOV 72 RECOVERED S58T/XW-PHC UG 050257
19 OCT 72 RECOVERED UH-34/H62 XC 5237
27 AUG 72 RECOVERED C123/55-4555 TG 5208
25 JUL 72 RECOVERED DHC-6/N5662 TG 8827
5 APR 72 ROCOVERED PC-6/N195X TG 5020
20 JAN 72 RECOVERED PC-6/N9445 UF 7685
27 DEC 71 MISSING C123/57-6293 PB 9274
3 SEP 71 RECOVERED UH-34/H39 XC 1119
2 JUN 71 RECOVERED C46/XW-PFL UH 1500
29 APR 71 RECOVERED PC-6/N180K UF 7596
10 APR 70 RECOVERED C-130/54-671 TG 7916
17 JAN 70 RECOVERED BELL 205/XW-PFF UG 0470
18 JAN 68 RECOVERED UH-34/H55 TH 7076
18 AUG 64 RECOVERED UH-34/H19 UG 4925
8 JUL 64 RECOVERED UH-34/H13 UH 2817
5 SEP 63 RECOVERED C-46/B150 XD 3040
17 JUL 63 RECOVERED C-46/B148 PB 9274
KISSINGER

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LIMITED OFFICIAL USE
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Capture Date: 01 JAN 1994 APPROVED <14
Channel Indicators: n/a
Current Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Concepts: DATA, AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS
Control Number: n/a
Copy: SINGLE
Draft Date: 12 NOV 1974
Decaption Date: 01 JAN 1960
Decaption Note: n/a
Disposition Action: RELEASED
Disposition Approved on Date: n/a
Disposition Authority: cunninfx
Disposition Case Number: n/a
Disposition Comment: 25 YEAR REVIEW
Disposition Date: 28 MAY 2004
Disposition Event: n/a
Disposition History: n/a
Disposition Reason: n/a
Disposition Remarks: n/a
Document Number: 1974STATE249238
Document Source: CORE
Document Unique ID: 00
Drafter: FASIEVERTS
Enclosure: n/a
Executive Order: N/A
Errors: N/A
Film Number: D740326-0766
From: STATE
Handling Restrictions: n/a
Image Path: n/a
ISecure: 1
Legacy Key: link1974/newtext/t19741150/aaaabpxm.tel
Line Count: 94
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Original Handling Restrictions: n/a
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Original Previous Handling Restrictions: n/a
Page Count: 2
Previous Channel Indicators: n/a
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Previous Handling Restrictions: n/a
Reference: VIENTIANE 7911
Review Action: RELEASED, APPROVED
Review Authority: cunninfx
Review Comment: n/a
Review Content Flags: n/a
Review Date: 07 AUG 2002
Review Event: n/a
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Review History: RELEASED <07-Aug-2002 by martinml>;
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Review Media Identifier: n/a
Review Referrals: n/a
Review Release Date: n/a
Review Release Event: n/a
Review Transfer Date: n/a
Review Withdrawn Fields: n/a
Secure: OPEN
Status: NATIVE
Subject: AIR AMERICA CRASH SITES - LAOS
TAGS: MOPS, LA, US, AIR AMERICA
To: VIENTIANE
Type: TE
Markings: Declassified/Released US Department of State EO
Review 30 JUN 2005

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Canonical ID: 1974STATE253491_b
Subject: AIR AMERICA DIVESTITURE
From: Department of State
To: Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City
Original Classification: SECRET
Current Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Previous Handling Restrictions: EXDIS
Archive Status: Electronic Telegrams
Type: TE
Locator: TEXT ON MICROFILM, TEXT ONLINE
Reference(s): A. STATE 241315; B. SAIGON 13858
Executive Order (E.O.): GS
Markings: Declassified/Released US Department of State EO

Systematic Review 30 JUN 2005
Enclosure: -- N/A or Blank --
Concepts: PROPOSALS (BID), SERVICE CONTRACTS
TAGS: Political Affairs--Boundary and Sovereignity Claims [PBOR]
South Vietnam [VS]
Office: -- N/A or Blank --
Document Character Count: 2716
Date: 1974 November 17, 00:00 (Sunday)

SECRET

PAGE 01 STATE 253491

70
ORIGIN SS-25

INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 SSO-00 /026 R

DRAFTED BY EA/VN:RHWENZEL:BK
APPROVED BY THE DEPUTY SECRETARY
EA - MR. HABIB
CIA - MR. SHACKLEY
AID - MR. MURPHY
S/S:REWOODS
DESIRED DISTRIBUTION
AID, CIA, NSC, EA
--------------------- 004305
R 1;;943Z NOV 74
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY SAIGON

S E C R E T STATE 253491

EXDIS

E.O. 11652: GDS
TAGS: PBOR, VS
SUBJECT: AIR AMERICA DIVESTITURE

FOR AMBASSADOR FROM THE DEPUTY SECRETARY

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REF: A. STATE 241315; B. SAIGON 13858

1. I HAVE ONCE AGAIN REVIEWED WITH ALL CONCERNED THE MAT-
TER OF THE AIR AMERICA DIVESTITURE AND THE FOLLOW-ON
CONTRACT FOR MISSION AIR SERVICES IN VIET-NAM. I HAVE AL-
SO CONSIDERED CAREFULLY THE VIEWS YOU HAVE PROVIDED ON THE
SUBJECT. I HAVE CONCLUDED THAT THE SOLUTION WHICH WOULD
BEST SERVE THE VARIOUS ASPECTS OF U. S. INTEREST INVOLVES
(A) LETTING THE CURRENT AIR AMERICA CONTRACT RUN ITS
COURSE THROUGH JUNE 30, 1975; AND (B) PREPARING NOW TO
OPEN THE AIR SERVICES CONTRACT TO COMPETITIVE BIDDING (RFP)
FOR FY 1976. THIS LATTER POSSIBILITY WAS CLEARLY EN-
VISAGED IN MY MEMORANDUM TO THE AID DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR
SECRET

SECRET

PAGE 02 STATE 253491

OF SEPTEMBER 11, WHICH YOU APPROVED, AND NOW THAT IT AP-
PEARS POSSIBLE TO COMPLETE THE AIR AMERICA CONTRACT FOR FY
1975, THE URGENT NEED TO NOVATE TO ENSURE CONTINUING AIR
SERVICES NO LONGER EXISTS. HOWEVER, WE SHOULD BEGIN NOW
TO PREPARE FOR FY 1976. CONSEQUENTLY, I AM INSTRUCTING
AID, WORKING TOGETHER WITH CIA, TO PROCEED WITH AN RFP AT
THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE DATE FOR THE FY 1976 CONTRACT.

2. AS NOTED IN PARA 2(C)(2) OF REF A, THE RFP WILL IN-
CLUDE A PROVISION WHEREBY THE BIDDING CONTRACTORS MUST
FURNISH EVIDENCE OF THEIR ABILITY TO OBTAIN AIR RIGHTS,
ETC. YOU MAY BE ASSURED THAT WE WILL REQUIRE THAT SUCH
EVIDENCE BE AUTHORITATIVE. THIS SHOULD SATISFY ANY DE-
SIRE OF THE GVN TO HAVE A DETERMINING VOICE IN WHO FLIES
IN ITS AIR SPACE.

3. IN THIS CONNECTION IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE MISSION
CONCLUDE SUCCESSFULLY THE PENDING NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE
GVN FOR A MASTER FACILITIES LEASE IF THIS HAS NOT ALREADY
BEEN DONE.

4. PRIOR TO A FINAL CONTRACT AWARD WE WILL, OF COURSE,
REVIEW THE PENDING AWARD, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE EMBASSY,
TO SATISFY OURSELVES THAT ALL NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS HAVE
BEEN MET AS FAR AS BOTH U. S. AND GVN NEEDS ARE CONCERNED.

5. THE GVN SHOULD THEREFORE BE INFORMED THAT AIR AMERICA
WILL CONTINUE ITS SERVICES THROUGH JUNE 30, 1975, AND OF
OUR PLAN TO OPEN THE FOLLOW-ON CONTRACT TO COMPETITIVE
BIDDING AMONG U. S. COMPANIES WITH GVN AUTHORIZATION TO
OPERATE IN SVN. KISSINGER

SECRET

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Capture Date: 01 JAN 1994 APPROVED <14
Channel Indicators: n/a
Current Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Concepts: PROPOSALS (BID), SERVICE CONTRACTS
Control Number: n/a
Copy: SINGLE
Draft Date: 17 NOV 1974
Decaption Date: 28 MAY 2004
Decaption Note: 25 YEAR REVIEW
Disposition Action: RELEASED
Disposition Approved on Date: n/a
Disposition Authority: cunninfx
Disposition Case Number: n/a
Disposition Comment: 25 YEAR REVIEW
Disposition Date: 28 MAY 2004
Disposition Event: n/a
Disposition History: n/a
Disposition Reason: n/a
Disposition Remarks: n/a
Document Number: 1974STATE253491
Document Source: CORE
Document Unique ID: 00
Drafter: RHWENZEL:BK
Enclosure: n/a
Executive Order: GS
Errors: n/a
Film Number: D740332-0180
From: STATE
Handling Restrictions: n/a
Image Path: n/a
ISecure: 1
Legacy Key: link1974/newtext/t19741183/aaaahgti.tel
Line Count: 96
Locator: TEXT ON MICROFILM, TEXT ON-LINE
Office: ORIGIN SS
Original Classification: SECRET
Original Handling Restrictions: EXDIS
Original Previous Classification: n/a
Original Previous Handling Restrictions: n/a
Page Count: 2
Previous Channel Indicators: n/a
Previous Classification: SECRET
Previous Handling Restrictions: EXDIS
Reference: A. STATE 241315; B. SAIGON 13858
Review Action: RELEASED, APPROVED
Review Authority: cunninfx
Review Comment: n/a
Review Content Flags: n/a
Review Date: 13 AUG 2002
Review Event: n/a
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US Department of State SECRETARY
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Subject: AIR AMERICA DIVESTITURE FOR AMBASSADOR FROM THE DEPUTY
TAGS: PBOR, VS, AIR AMERICA, PBOR
To: SAIGON
Type: TE
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UNCLASSIFIED
PAGE 01 STATE 018937
66
ORIGIN SCSE-00
INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 /001 R
DRAFTED BY SCA/SCS/LHFORT/PH
APPROVED BY SCA/SCS/JALIVORNESE

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P 272159Z JAN 75
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY SAIGON PRIORITY
UNCLAS STATE 018937
E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS:CASC(FRASER, TERRY R.)
SUBJECT:W/W CAPT. TERRY R. FRASER
PLEASE INFORM AIR AMERICA PILOT CAPT. TERRY R. FRASER
QUOTE GRANDMA BLOOMFIELD PASSED AWAY SATURDAY MORNING
LOVE MRS. W.H. FRASER. UNQUOTE KISSINGER
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To: SAIGON
Type: TE
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CONFIDENTIAL

PAGE 01 STATE 035767

42
ORIGIN EA-10

INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 IO-10 OMB-01 TRSE-00 EUR-12 CIAE-00

DODE-00 PM-03 H-01 INR-07 L-02 NSAE-00 NSC-05 PA-01

PRS-01 SP-02 SS-15 USIA-06 AID-05 IGA-01 NEA-09 /092 R

DRAFTED BY EA/VN:LMPETERS:AOA
APPROVED BY EA/VN:RHWENZEL
EA:RHMILLER (DRAFT)

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FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY SAIGON PRIORITY

C O N F I D E N T I A L STATE 035767

E.O. 11652:GDS

TAGS: MARR, AFIN, VS

SUBJECT: ICCS FINANCES: GVN CONTRIBUTION

REF: A. SAIGON 1622; B. SAIGON 1530; C. SAIGON 1072 AND
PREVIOUS.

1. JUST PRIOR TO RECEIPT REF B DEPARTMENT RECEIVED WORD
FROM AIR AMERICA THAT IT HAD RECEIVED PAYMENTS OF LESS
THAN DOLS 300,000 FROM ICCS AND THAT IT HAD OUTSTANDING
INVOICES ON ICCS ACCOUNT OF WELL OVER DOLS 1 MILLION.
AFTER REF A REPORTED THAT ICCS HAS SPEEDED PAYMENTS TO CON-
TRACTORS, PA & E INFORMED DEPARTMENT THAT ICCS HAS PAID
INVOICES THROUGH JANUARY 15, MAKING THEIR ACCOUNT CURRENT
UNDER 30 DAY DELAY AGREEMENT BETWEEN PA & E AND THE COM-
MISSION. WE ASSUME AIR AMERICA PAYMENTS HAVE BEEN OR ARE
ABOUT TO BE CAUGHT UP AS WELL.

2. WHILE THIS CATCHING UP MAY RELIEVE IMMEDIATE PRESSURE
FROM CONTRACTORS, IT APPEARS THAT REMAINING FUNDS WILL BE
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DUE WITHIN NEXT TWO WEEKS. WE UNDERSTAND THAT GVN HAS
SET ASIDE DOLS 1.5 MILLION FOR FURTHER CONTRIBUTION BUT IS
APPARENTLY AWAITING PROPITIOUS MOMENT TO MAKE DISBURSEMENT.
IN VIEW OF LIKELIHOOD OF ANOTHER IMPENDING FINANCIAL CRISIS,
WOULD APPRECIATE KNOWING CURRENT STATUS OF GVN CONSIDERA-
TION OF CONTRIBUTION. INGERSOLL
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Decaption Note:
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EO Systematic Review
05 JUL 2006

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CONFIDENTIAL

PAGE 01 SAIGON 01859 210528Z

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ACTION EA-10

INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 CIAE-00 DODE-00 PM-03 H-01 INR-07 L-02

NSAE-00 NSC-05 PA-01 PRS-01 SP-02 SS-15 USIA-06

TRSE-00 AID-05 IGA-01 OMB-01 IO-10 /071 W
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FM AMEMBASSY SAIGON
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 2867

C O N F I D E N T I A L SAIGON 1859

E.O. 11652: GDS
TAGS: MARR, AFIN, VS
SUBJECT: ICCS FINANCES

REF: STATE 35767

1. REF PARA 1) REFTEL PA&E INFORMANTS ARE INCORRECT IN STATING
THAT ALL INVOICES THROUGH JANUARY 15 HAVE BEEN PAID; THEY ARE,
HOWEVER, CORRECT IN STATING THAT AS OF FEBRUARY 15, ICCS
ACCOUNT WAS CURRENT IN TERMS OF 30-DAY DELINQUENCY PROVISION
OF OLD CONTRACT, OWING TO DELAYS IN SUBMISSION OF INVOICES.
ICCS NOW PROCESSING ONE MORE PA&E VOUCHER FOR $155,000.

2. ALSO REF PARA 1, WHILE ICCS DOES OWE AIR AMERICA WELL OVER
ONE MILLION DOLLARS, DEPARTMENT IS INCORRECT IN ASSUMING
AIR AMERICA PAYMENTS ARE ABOUT TO BE CAUGHT UP. PARTICULARLY
AFTER PAYING PA&E BILLS, ICCS WILL NOT HAVE ENOUGH FUNDS LEFT
TO DO SO. ICCS HAS GIVEN PRIORITY TO PA&E, EVIDENTLY BECAUSE
A) ICCS ASSUMES PA&E RELATIVELY LESS AMENDABLE TO USG PRESSURE
TO RELAX ON DEMANDS FOR REPAYMENT, AND B) PA&E HAS PENALTY
CLAUSE IN ITS CONTRACT. PENALTY CLAUSE IS NOT CONTAINED IN
AIR AMERICA CONTRACT, BUT LATTER IS NOW SEEKING TO HAVE IT
INCLUDED IN EXTENSION OF ITS CURRENT CONTRACT, WHICH EXPIRES
FEBRUARY 28.
MARTIN

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EO Systematic Review
05 JUL 2006

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To: STATE
Type: TE
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CONFIDENTIAL

PAGE 01 SAIGON 02088 261235Z

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ACTION SS-25

INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 SSO-00 /026 W
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O 260845Z FEB 75
FM AMEMBASSY SAIGON
TO SECSTATE WASHDC NIACT IMMEDIATE 3025

C O N F I D E N T I A L SAIGON 2088

EXDIS

C O R R E C T E D COPY (FOR TEXT)

E.O. 11652: GDS
TAGS PBFOR, VS
SUBJECT: AIR TRANSPORTATION SERVICES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

PERSONAL FOR DEPUTY SECRETARY, DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR MURPHY,
AID, AND MILLER, EA

1. THE FOLLOWING NOTE, CLASSIFIED CONFIDENTIAL, DATED FEBRUARY 24
WAS RECEIVED TODAY FROM PRIME MINISTER KHIEM. COMMENTS WILL
FOLLOW.

2. BEGIN TEXT: SAIGON, FEBRUARY 24, 1975

SO 440A-THT/VP

HIS EXCELLANCY AMB. GRAHAM MARTIN

UNITED STATES EMBASSY

SAIGON

DEAR MR. AMBASSADOR:

MAY I CONFIRM TO YOU BY THIS LETTER INFORMATION PREVIOUSLY
CONVEYED TO YOU ORALLY ABOUT THE FUTURE OF CONTRACT AIR TRANSPORTATION

OPERATIONS WITHIN VIET-NAM AFTER THE EXPIRATION OF THE PRESENT
AIR AMERICA CONTRACTS ON JUNE 30 OF THIS YEAR.

IT IS THE DECISION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF VIET-NAM THAT,
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CONTRACTS WILL BE PERMITTED FOR THE PROVISION BY FOREIGN AIR CARRIERS
EITHER OF AIR TRANSPORTATION SERVICES WITHIN VIET-NAM, OR FOR THE
PROVISION OF AIR TRANSPORTATION SERVICES ELSEWHERE BY FOREIGN
COMPANIES WHICH WOULD BE BASED IN VIET-NAM.

FOLLOWING THE ATTACKS ON THE CIA AND AIR AMERICA IN
THAILAND WE HAVE NARROWLY AVERTED SERIOUS OPEN ATTACKS ON THE
GOVERNMENT BY ELEMENTS IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY WHO HAVE
CRITICIZED WHAT THEY ALLEGE TO BE AN ABROGATION OF VIETNAMESE
NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY BY PERMITTING AIR AMERICA TO CONTINUE TO
OPERATE WITHIN VIET-NAM. SUCH ATTACKS WOULD OBVIOUSLY BE OF NO
ADVANTAGE TO EITHER OF OUR TWO COUNTRIES AND WE HAVE MUTED THIS
CRITICISM BY QUIETLY POINTING OUT THE IMPENDING DISSOLUTION OF
AIR AMERICA ON JUNE 30.

IN THE FUTURE FLIGHT OPERATIONS IN VIET-NAM WILL BE
LIMITED TO AIR VIET- NAM WHICH WE BELIEVE WILL BE PERFECTLY CAPABLE
OF PROVIDING THE NECESSARY SERVICES, OR TO CONTINENTAL AIR
SERVICES, INCORPORATED, WHICH HAS ALREADY BEEN APPROVED TO FLY
WITHIN VIET-NAM AND WHICH HAS A JOINT VENTURE ARRANGEMENT WITH
AIR VIET-NAM. WE WOULD NATURALLY PREFER THAT ARRANGEMENTS BE
MADE DIRECTLY WITH AIR VIET-NAM, BUT WE WOULD NOT OBJECT IF
THE U.S. MISSION PREFERS TO CONTRACT DIRECTLY WITH CONTINENTAL
AIR SERVICES, INCORPORATED. IN ANSWER TO YOUR FURTHER QUESTION,
THE GOVERNMENT OF VIET-NAM DOES NOT INTEND TO PERMIT ANY FURTHER
JOINT VENTURE ARRANGEMENTS WITH AIR VIET-NAM FOR THE PROVISION
OF AIR TRANSPORTATION SERVICES WITHIN VIET-NAM BY FOREIGN AIR
TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES.

SINCERELY YOURS,

TRAN THIEN KHIEM

END TEXT.
MARTIN

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Capture Date: 01 JAN 1994
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Control Number: n/a
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Declassified/Released
US Department of State
EO Systematic Review
05 JUL 2006

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MURPHY
TAGS: PFOR, EAIR, VS, AIR AMERICA, (TRAN THIEN KHIEM)
To: STATE
Type: TE
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PAGE 01 SAIGON 02494 061516Z
70
ACTION EB-07
INFO OCT-01 EA-06 ISO-00 CAB-02 CIAE-00 COME-00 DODE-00

DOTE-00 INR-07 NSAE-00 FAA-00 IO-10 L-02 /035 W
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LIMITED OFFICIAL USE SAIGON 2494
E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: MARR, AFIN, VS
SUBJECT: ICCS DEBT TO AIR AMERICA
DURING VISIT BY AIR AMERICAN EXECUTIVE VELTE TO SAIGON MARCH 5
AND 6 HE CONSULTED WITH EMBOFFS AND ICCS DIR GEN ON STATUS
OF ICCS DEBT. AIR AMERICA LOCAL MANAGER GREEN NOTED THAT
ICCS DEBTS TO AIR AMERICA, INVOICED AND UNPAID, NOW TOTAL
$1,743,650. VELTE NOTED THAT AIR AMERICA IS NOW MEETING
ITS PAYROLL FROM PROCEEDS OF SALE OF ITS EQUIPMENT AND ASSETS
IN EAST ASIA, BUT THAT THIS PROCESS IS COMING TO AN END.
UNDER CIRCUMSTANCES, HE ASKED WHEN WE COULD EXPECT NEXT
CONTRIBUTION TO ICCS. DIR GEN PUDJO NOTED ICCS BROKE.
EMBOFF STATED HE UNDERSTOOD DOD AND US ARMY HAD AGREED
TO DEFER REPAYMENT ON BILLS FOR SPARE PARTS FOR HELICOPTERS
UNTIL SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION PASSED, THEREBY DELAYING CASH
DRAIN ON AIR AMERICA.
LEHMANN

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Declassified/Released
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EO Systematic Review
05 JUL 2006

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TAGS: MARR, AFIN, VS, US, ICCS, AIR AMERICA
To: STATE
Type: TE
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http://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1975SAIGON02494_b.html

Canonical ID: 1975SAIGON02494_b
Subject: ICCS DEBT TO AIR AMERICA
From: Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City
To: Department of State, Secretary of State
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Department of State EO Systematic Review 05 JUL 2006
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Concepts: DEBT REPAYMENTS
TAGS: Administration--Financial Services [AFIN]
International Commission of Control and Supervision [ICCS]
Military and Defense Affairs--Military and Defense Arrangements [MARR]
South Vietnam [VS]
United States [US]
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Date: 1975 March 6, 11:36 (Thursday)

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LIMITED OFFICIAL USE SAIGON 2494

E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: MARR, AFIN, VS
SUBJECT: ICCS DEBT TO AIR AMERICA

DURING VISIT BY AIR AMERICAN EXECUTIVE VELTE TO SAIGON MARCH 5
AND 6 HE CONSULTED WITH EMBOFFS AND ICCS DIR GEN ON STATUS
OF ICCS DEBT. AIR AMERICA LOCAL MANAGER GREEN NOTED THAT
ICCS DEBTS TO AIR AMERICA, INVOICED AND UNPAID, NOW TOTAL
$1,743,650. VELTE NOTED THAT AIR AMERICA IS NOW MEETING
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IN EAST ASIA, BUT THAT THIS PROCESS IS COMING TO AN END.
UNDER CIRCUMSTANCES, HE ASKED WHEN WE COULD EXPECT NEXT
CONTRIBUTION TO ICCS. DIR GEN PUDJO NOTED ICCS BROKE.
EMBOFF STATED HE UNDERSTOOD DOD AND US ARMY HAD AGREED
TO DEFER REPAYMENT ON BILLS FOR SPARE PARTS FOR HELICOPTERS
UNTIL SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION PASSED, THEREBY DELAYING CASH
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VELTE TO SAIGON MARCH 5

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To: STATE

Type: TE

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ACTION EB-07
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LIMITED OFFICIAL USE SAIGON 2494
E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: MARR, AFIN, VS
SUBJECT: ICCS DEBT TO AIR AMERICA
DURING VISIT BY AIR AMERICAN EXECUTIVE VELTE TO SAIGON MARCH 5
AND 6 HE CONSULTED WITH EMBOFFS AND ICCS DIR GEN ON STATUS
OF ICCS DEBT. AIR AMERICA LOCAL MANAGER GREEN NOTED THAT
ICCS DEBTS TO AIR AMERICA, INVOICED AND UNPAID, NOW TOTAL
$1,743,650. VELTE NOTED THAT AIR AMERICA IS NOW MEETING
ITS PAYROLL FROM PROCEEDS OF SALE OF ITS EQUIPMENT AND ASSETS
IN EAST ASIA, BUT THAT THIS PROCESS IS COMING TO AN END.
UNDER CIRCUMSTANCES, HE ASKED WHEN WE COULD EXPECT NEXT
CONTRIBUTION TO ICCS. DIR GEN PUDJO NOTED ICCS BROKE.
EMBOFF STATED HE UNDERSTOOD DOD AND US ARMY HAD AGREED
TO DEFER REPAYMENT ON BILLS FOR SPARE PARTS FOR HELICOPTERS
UNTIL SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION PASSED, THEREBY DELAYING CASH
DRAIN ON AIR AMERICA.
LEHMANN

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Canonical ID: 1975MANILA04476_b
Subject: AIRCRAFT CLEARANCES - AIR AMERICA
From: Philippines Manila
To: 13TH AIR FORCE, Commander in Chief US Pacific Command,

Secretary of State, Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City
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INFO SECSTATE WASHDC 2089
CINCPAC HONOLULU
13TH AIR FORCE
CINCPACREPPHIL SUBIC

UNCLAS MANILA 4476

E.O. 11652: NA
TAGS: OCLR, RP
SUBJ: AIRCRAFT CLEARANCES - AIR AMERICA

1. AIR AMERICA HAS REQUESTED EMBASSY TO SEEK DIPLOMATIC
CLEARANCE FOR THREE AIRCRAFT PRESENTLY IN VIETNAM. AT SAME
TIME COMPANY INDICATE THAT THERE COULD BE REQUESTS FOR

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MULTITUDE OF CLEARANCES SINCE AIR AMERICA REPORTEDLY HAS
UP TO 79 AIRCRAFT IN RVN WHICH MAY HAVE TO BE RELOCATED.

2. IN ADDITION TO FOREGOING REQUESTS WE UNDERSTAND AIR
AMERICA IS CONSIDERING STORAGE OF ITS AIRCRAFT AT CLARK AND
IS PROPOSING REFUELING STOPS AT ZAMBOANGA AND PERHAPS OTHER
OUTLYING PHILIPPINE AIRPORTS. MOREOVER AIR AMERICA REPS
HAVE BEEN SEEKING TO MAKE SUCH ARRANGEMENTS ON AN INFORMAL
BASIS WITH THE PHILIPPINE AIR FORCE THEREBY AVOIDING
ESTABLISHED PROCEDURES FOR OBTAINING SUCH CLEARANCES AND
TAKING RISKS WHICH ARE WHOLLY UNNECESSARY IF THEIR NEEDS
CAN BE REASONABLY WELL COMMUNICATED THROUGH OFFICIAL
CHANNELS.

3. EMBASSY WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE AN APPROACH BY EMBASSY
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SAIGON TO AIR AMERICA POINTING OUT THAT THERE ARE ESTABLISHED
U.S. GOVERNMENT PROCEDURES FOR DEALING WITH THE PHILIPPINES
ON MATTERS SUCH AS THOSE RELEVANT TO SUPPORT OF EVACUATION
FROM VIETNAM AND INDOCHINA; THAT THERE ARE AREAS OF THE
SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES AND PORTIONS OF PHILIPPINE AIR SPACE
WHICH IT IS SENSIBLE TO AVOID AT THIS TIME; AND THAT IT IS IN
THE INTEREST OF NO ONE CONCERNED TO HAVE INDIVIDUAL ORGANIZATIONS
MAKING PRIVATE AND UNCOORDINATED ARRANGEMENTS. EMBASSY IS PRE-
PARED TO RENDER ALL APPROPRIATE ASSISTANCE TO AIR AMERICA AND
OTHERS CONCERNED, BUT THEIR NEEDS SHOULD BE MADE FULLY AND
PROMPTLY KNOWN THROUGH APPROPRIATE CHANNELS. FYI WE HAVE
INDICATED THESE CONCERNS TO THE LOCAL AIR AMERICA REP LIBUT
AT CLARK BUT LIBUT DOES NOT SEEM HIGH ENOUGH ON THE TOTEM POLE
TO MAKE DECISIONS IN SUCH MATTERS, AND HE CLEARLY WILL NEED TO
BE INSTRUCTED FROM AIR AMERICA HQ. END FYI.
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UNCLASSIFIED
PAGE 01 HONG K 05461 170157Z
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GOVGUAM FOR INS
E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: SREF VS HK
SUBJECT: PAROLE OF AIR AMERICA VIETNAMESE EMPLOYEES
REF: STATE 113647
1. FIVE AIR AMERICA EMPLOYEES ARRIVING GUAM MAY 18
PANAM 848. EACH CARRIES LETTER ISSUED BY CONSULATE GENERAL
MAY 16 CONTAINING INFORMATION REQUESTED REFTEL AND BEARS
PHOTOGRAPH OF INDIVIDUAL CONCERNED.
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Canonical ID: 1975HONGK05461_b
Subject: PAROLE OF AIR AMERICA VIETNAMESE EMPLOYEES
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Canonical ID: 1976STATE113384_b
Subject: AIR AMERICA AND MAITRE DUCRET
From: Department of State
To: France Paris, Laos Vientiane, Thailand Bangkok, VIENTIANE

PARIS BANGKOK
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Laos [LA]
United States [US]
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Date: 1976 May 9, 02:52 (Sunday)

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FM SECSTATE WASHDC
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AMEMBASSY PARIS
INFO AMEMBASSY BANGKOK

LIMITED OFFICIAL USE STATE 113384

FOR CONSUL

E.O. 11652: N/A

TAGS:CASC, EAIR, LA, US

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1. HENRY BEVINS, VICE PRESIDENT OF AIR AMERICA, INC. HAS
REQUESTED HELP IN LOCATING ROBERT H. DUCRET, A FRENCH
LAWYER DOING BUSINESS IN VIENTIANE. DUCRET HAS REPRESENTED
AIR AMERICA IN CLAIMS SETTLEMENT CASES ARISING FROM THE
DEATHS OF TWO EMPLOYEES IDENTIFIED AS NARASAK AND
SAYSONGKHAM KILLED IN THE CRASH OF A
COMPANY PLANE.
2. ACCORDING TO BEVINS, DUCRET HAS NOT CONTACTED THE
COMPANY SINCE DECEMBER 1975, WHEN HE WAS IN FRANCE.
COMPANY WISHES TO WRAP UP CLAIMS CASES AS RAPIDLY AS
POSSIBLE AND NEEDS TO CONTACT DUCRET.
3. DUCRET'S LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IN LAOS WAS INTERNATIONAL
LAW OFFICE, POST BOX 231, VIENTIANE. IN FRANCE, DUCRET'S
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PAGE 02 STATE 113384
ADDRESS IS POST BOX 561, EVERUX-CEDEX, FRANCE 27009.
4. DEPARTMENT WOULD APPRECIATE ANY INFORMATION AVAILABLE
ON DUCRET'S WHEREABOUTS . KISSINGER

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