CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 31, 1968
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(Studio) South Vietnam president Nguyen Van Thieu says South Vietnam troops should be able to take over much fighting from allied troops in 1969. 550,000 United States troops now in South Vietnam. Some of South Vietnam's best troops featured.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Near Danang, South Vietnam) Film of South Vietnam ranger action shown, narrated. United States guns support South Vietnam action. Peasant boy questioned at gun point; hit with rifle. Rangers called good, proud soldiers. [US Captain Freddie MCFARREN - describes South Vietnam troops. Says United States support still necessary.] United States jets bomb woods. Campaign occurs near An Hoa. Casualties noted.
REPORTER: Tony Sargent
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