U.S. officials try to counter claims of Saigon corruption

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

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.”