United States Defence Secretary Melvin Laird told a press conference in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday?
United States Defence Secretary Melvin Laird told a press conference in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday (10 May) that the mining of North Vietnamese ports has already had some effect.
In response to a question concerning Russian ships that may be approaching North Vietnam, Mr. Laird said one 6 ship that was due to enter port Tuesday or Wednesday did not do so. Instead, it turned around and was steaming outside North Vietnamese territorial waters.
He went on to say that the United States would take those steps necessary to prevent supplies from reaching North Vietnamese ports.
There follows a transcript of reporters questions and Defence Secretary Laird's response: