Mr. Melvin Laird, the United States Defence Secretary, said on Monday (8 January) that even?
Mr. Melvin Laird, the United States Defence Secretary, said on Monday (8 January) that even if the Paris Peace Talks fall, the United States military involvement in Indochina could be ended by the release of U.S. prisoners held in North Vietnam.
Mr. Laird was testifying to the House of Representatives Armed Service Committee. It was his last appearance before the committee before he steps down later this month after four years as Secretary of Defence.
Here is a transcription of his later comments to the Press, which appear in this film: