January 09, 1967 : U.S. officials try to counter claims of Saigon corruption

Introduction

The Agency for International Development (AID) attempts to respond to reports in the American media of widespread corruption and thievery of commodities sent to South Vietnam by the United States. In a report to the president, AID officials asserted, “No more than 5-6 percent of all economic assistance commodities delivered to Vietnam were stolen or otherwise diverted.”

Article Details:

January 09, 1967 : U.S. officials try to counter claims of Saigon corruption

  • Author

    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    January 09, 1967 : U.S. officials try to counter claims of Saigon corruption

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-officials-try-to-counter-claims-of-saigon-corruption

  • Access Date

    November 20, 2017

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks