Kissinger's involvement in Indochina started long before his appointment (one assumes on a nod from election financing Rockefeller) as National Security Adviser by Nixon. In 1952, while still a grad student at Harvard, Kissinger served as a consultant to the Director of the Psychological Strategy Board. The board was created in response to the growth of Office of Policy Coordination covert activities during the Korean War, psychological warfare (PSYWAR), or the basic aspects of modern psychological operations (PSYOP) - a form of indirect aggression in place of or facilitating military aggression
In 1961, Henry Kissinger spent a day or two each week in Washington working as a White House consultant, that had put him at the center of the struggle to shape Kennedy's thinking on Berlin. Kissinger condemned Khrushchev's "free city" idea, under which West Germany would fall under UN control, and advised against a US commitment to eventual German unification through free elections. [ The Kissinger -- Kennedy connection, Frederick Kempe 6/2/2011, Reuters ]
While still at Harvard, as consultant on foreign policy to both White House and State Department, Kissinger toured Vietnam in twice in 1965, and twice 1966. [White House Years, Henry A. Kissinger] Kissinger, like Walter Cronkite, was allowed point out the war's unwinnability, never the war's' crimes against humanity, which they both supported as necessary anti-communism. During the Kennedy years, though Sec. of State Dean Rusk was in the news, Kissinger was the heavy.
(Rusk had cut his imperialist teeth working in the State Dept. Office of UN Affairs in 1945, suggesting splitting Korea into spheres of U.S. and of Soviet influence at the 38th parallel. As Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs in 1950, he played an influential part in the decision to invade and reverse North Korea's easy quick victory. Rusk was another of David's confidants, being a Rockefeller Foundation trustee from 1950, and president in 1962. Rusk believed in the use of military action to combat Communism. He remained noncommittal during the Executive Council meetings leading up to the Bay of Pigs invasion, never opposing it outright. His vigorous public defense of US actions in the Vietnam War made him a frequent target of anti-war protests.) [ "The Tragedy of Dean Rusk" Foreign Policy, No. 8, (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace ]
In 1965, the year of the brutal US invasion and occupation of the Dominican Republic, Rockefeller and other businessmen formed the Council of the Americas to stimulate economic integration in the Americas and was subsequently founder and chairman as well of The Americas Society, and The Forum of the Americas.
An example of how the Ford Foundation (named after the earliest American financial backer of Adolf Hitler) often works in tandem with the other largest US foundation (with equally despicable roots), is the Ford Foundation financing an Orchestra Sinfonica de Puerto Rico tour of that bludgeoned neighbor nation and other countries in Central America to serenade away Latin hurt feelings, once US troops were withdrawn from the D.R.
Six months later, Martin Luther King Jr., frightened the ruling investment community and shocked the whole so-called "Free World,' condemning his own country as the "greatest purveyor of violence in the world" describing all US wars as atrocities "meant to maintain unjust predatory investments" in the already colonially impoverished nations on three continents. [see King Condemned US Wars][http://kingcondemneduswars.blogspot.com/]
Five days after President Johnson, who had felt it politically necessary to order the slaughter of millions in the name of anti-communism, announced he felt forced not to run for re-election, Martin Luther King was silenced by a bullet to his head. The Wall Street investor owned US sources of information would bury King's condemnations with his body and wars maintaining and enabling investments have continued on into Syria and Iran.
Kissinger, as Sec. of State and National Security Adviser of a Nixon elected on the promise of achieving "peace, began to implement "Vietnamization' that would supposedly permit a gradually withdrawal of US troops for an expanding combat role of the South Vietnamese Army - a blatantly phony utterly preposterous policy reminiscent of the US purportedly expecting Koreans who hated the US installed ruthless dictator Sygnman Rhee to fight for American invaders of their country to help kill their northern brethren, all on top of knowing the US recognized Korea as Japanese Imperial Territory for 40 years. Similarly, Vietnamese would be expected to fight well in the army created by their cruel French colonialists masters along side equally racist American invaders against their own Vietnamese hero Ho Chi Minh.
How is it such fairy tale impossibilities go on being swallowed as credible policies of presumed intelligent US government officials regarding Cuba, Panama, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Pakistan, Libya and now Syria?
Kissinger orchestrated the most massive bombing in world history, dropping 3,984,563 million tons on an area inhabited by some 50 million people, twice the 2 million tons dropped on Europe and the Pacific in World War II. He dropped 1.6 million tons on South Vietnam, as many as Lyndon Johnson at the height of US involvement; quadrupled the bombing of Laos, from 454,200 to 1,628,900 million tons; initiated widespread secret bombing of previously peaceful Cambodia, including B52 carpet bombing of undefended villages, for a total of 600,000-1 million tons; and vastly expanded the bombing of civilian targets in North Vietnam. [Wikipedia] President Eisenhower noted that had the Geneva Accord elections been held in 1954, "possibly 80 percent of the population would have voted for Communist Ho Chi Minh" - in an election which he himself had blocked.
Along with North Vietnamese Le Duc Tho, Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, which Tho rejected and Kissinger accepted.
When the military coup in Argentina was already launching deadly reprisals and "disappearances" against political opponents, Kissinger assured its leader that Washington was an ally.
In 1976, Kissinger cancelled a letter that was to be sent to Chile warning them against carrying out any political assassinations. Orlando Letelier was then assassinated in Washington, D.C. with a car bomb on September 21, the day the letter was to have been sent..[ Cable Ties Kissinger to Chile Scandal". Associated Press ]
Kissinger has evaded legal summons by investigators in France, Spain, Chile and Argentina and requests in 2001 by Chilean High Court judge Juan Guzma'n, and Argentine judge Rodolfo Canicoba, in regard to his involvement in secret multinational assassinations of Operation Condor. In May, 2001, police handed Kissinger a warrant at the Ritz Hotel, Paris. Kissinger left for Italy the next day, however the summons still stands.