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Vietnam / Peace Talks / South Vietnam Unit Training #198438

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 18, 1968
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(Studio) North Vietnam spokesperson Xuan Thuy tells United Press International North Vietnam won't take point in talks unless VC considered separate negotiating team. South Vietnam General says Communists continue operations in DMZ, violating agreement that led to bombing halt. Allies encounter enemy in Da Nang area. 374 enemy killed. Report on South Vietnam unit recing. American training.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Thuong Duc, South Vietnam) sergeant Peter Smith responsible for 111 Vietnam Special Forces troops. Troops lure enemy into open. [SMITH - difficult to run organization and keep troops moving in situation as it is. Sometimes just follow troops. A lot has to be done before South Vietnam take over war.]
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

(Studio) Smith enrte. to United States after completing military duty.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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