TELEGRAM RE NO CONFIRMATION THAT WITHDRAWAL OF NORTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS

Created: 7/5/1962

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ETERIORATING ORIGINAL WITHDRAWN AND REPLACED BY COPY PREPARED BY KENNEDY LIBRARY

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CEO (IET MnrnRH THE FOLLOWING IS WATCH COMMITTEE STATEMENT ON LAOS/ VIETNAM APPROVED BY USIB THIS MORNING: THERE IS NO CONFIRMATION THUS FAR OF REPORTSITHDRAWAL OF NORTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS

FROM LAOS HAS BEGUN AND THAT SIZABLE NUMBERS OF THEM ARE BEING MOVED INTO SOUTH VIETNAM. WE BELIEVE IT LIKEELY, HOWEVER, THAT AFTER THE SIGNING OF THE GENEVA AGREEMENTS THERE WILL BE SOME COVERT WITHDRAWAL OF NORTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS FROM LAOS AND THAT INFLITRATIONS INTO SOUTH VIETNAM, WHICH HAVE PROBABLY INCREASED IN THE PAST TWO MONTHS, WILL BE ACCELERATED. THERE ARE INDICATIONS THAT THE VIET CONG MAY BE ACQUIRING ARTILLERY PIECES. CCCOnCT^HOrQnil)

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