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Vietnam War / Action #198808

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 13, 1968
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(Studio) B52 bombers strike Cambodian-South Vietnam border. Troops on alert in Saigon. Little sign of Vietnam activity in Saigon area. Alert may relate to Paris Peace Talks. Heavy recent action in DMZ (demilitarized zone) areas. United States Marines clash with North Vietnam. Report follows.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Giolinh, South Vietnam) Despite bomb halt in North Vietnam, North Vietnam-DMZ (demilitarized zone) action continues. DMZ described. [1st Lieutenant John WILLIAMSON - says North Vietnam bolder now that bombing halted.] Real crisis of DMZ (demilitarized zone) is in rugged peak of West half. Remote mount top bases noted. [Commanding Officer Major General Raymond DAVIS - says North Vietnam have not necessarily withdrawn from DMZ.] Action described. Caliber of North Vietnam soldier shows lack of professional ldrshp. Battle action filmed, described. Next hot spot may be in West part of DMZ.
REPORTER: Don Webster

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Webster, Don
Duration:
00:05:10

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