Source: The Pentagon Papers, Gravel Edition, Volume 2, p. 810
President Kennedy's News Conference, April 11, 1962, Public Papers of the Presidents, Kennedy, 1962, p. 322:
Q: "Sir, what are you going to do about the American soldiers getting killed in Viet-Nam?"
A: ". . . We are attempting to help Viet-Nam maintain its independence
and not fall under the domination of the communists . . . But we cannot desist
in Viet-Nam . . ."
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