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S. " No amount of explaining afterward could totally erase the newsmen's impression that the United States was somehow cooperating with the South Vietnamese to inhibit the flow of news. 3 In fact, American policy makers were inclined to release information abo ut the war because it fit their concept of good public relations. During a conference in Honolulu in January 1962 Secretary of Defense Robert S. S. " Instead of demanding restrictions on the press, McNamara advocated a policy of greater openness.
S. build up after 1961, for example, seemed to have strengthened the South Vietnamese armed forces. By the end of 1962 an augmented corps of American advisers had centralized South Vietnamese lOgistical functions, improved intelligence reporting, and restructured the country's system of military training. In 1961 no reliable military communications network had existed in South Vietnam. By Septe mber 1962 all of South Vietnam's major military units were linked by telephone and all radio frequencies were standa rdized " These improvements seemed to show their worth in battle.
Assistance was paying off w ith his repea ted assertions that the South Vietnamese were keeping the enemy off balance and that 24 "McNamara Lauds Gains in Vietnam"; IAPI , "McNamara Hails Gains in Vietnam ," New York Times, 25 Jul 62. s. Aide G uardedly Opt imistic," New York Times, 19 Sep 62; Hanso n W . Baldwin, "Cautious Optimism Voiced by U. S. in War on Reds," New York Times, 28 Sep 62 . 20 Taking Sides the Viet Cong were in awe of the helicopter. " Although the infusion of American men and materiel had indeed throw n the Viet Cong off stride, the gain was at best temporary.