94. Editorial Note

On March 1, 1962, Secretary Rusk gave a press conference that included a prefatory statement on Vietnam. He made the case that North Vietnam violated the Geneva Accords of 1954 by perpetrating aggression against the South, that the United States was assisting the people of the South to maintain independence by supplying military and economic assistance and technical advice, that the United States had no intention of sending combat troops to South Vietnam, and that the United States would end assistance to South Vietnam as soon as the threat from the north was removed. For text, see American Foreign Policy: Current Documents, 1962, page 1101.