Interview with Cyrus Vance
QUESTION 24
INTERVIEWER:

So when you came in was it just too late to expect the guard to back down.

CYRUS VANCE:

A, they needed more training, B--

INTERVIEWER:

--national guard.

CYRUS VANCE:

--The national guard needed more training. It needed more, ah, ah, Black members of the guard than had been the case. The equipment of the guard was, in terms of communications, was not adequate nor did it, ah, link with that of the, ah, state and local officials. There were all kinds of deficiencies that existed. And, ah, had to be corrected as they were after we learned from the sad experience of the Detroit riots.

INTERVIEWER:

Great.