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Vietnam / Fighting / B-52's / Peace Talks #1257

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 13, 1968
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(Studio) Allies guarding South approach to Saigon kill 181 enemy. 15 Americans killed and 32 injured. 5 South Vietnam dead; 22 wounded. N.W. of Saigon, United States troops ambush 25 VC; 10 Viet Cong killed. 340 mile N.E. Saigon, Allies fight way out of ambush and kill 28 VC. United States jets fly 90 missions over North Vietnam panhandle. North of Saigon, B-52 bombers blast suspected Viet Cong base camps.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(South Vietnam) Reporter stands in water-filled crater that B-52 bomb made. B-52 purpose is tactical. B-52s shown in action. They began bombing in Jun., 1965. Raids launched from Thailand, Taiwan, Okinawa and Guam.
REPORTER: Craig Spence

(Studio) B-52 mission since last winter is to preclude attack on cities to take pressure off South Vietnam cities.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Studio) United States and North Vietnam negotiators to meet in Paris Weds.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Smith, Howard K.;
Spence, Craig

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