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Vietnam / Bombing / Clifford #199264

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 15, 1968
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(Studio) Speculated President Johnson would end North Vietnam bombing in bid to end war. Lull could be Communist sign they're ready to deescalate. Admin. debates over Communist intentions. Defense Secretary Clark Clifford indicates air war will continue until sign given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [CLIFFORD - says bombing policy doing best job we can do from attrition standpoint. Should be continued until we get some word from North Vietnam with regard to reduced level of combat and continuing reduction. Then we could get on with substantive Paris Peace Talks. So simple for them to inform us of their intentions. Hasn't had time to study Republican Vietnam plank. Johnson told him and Dean Rusk he felt we should stay out of pols. Admonition is welcome refuge.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

Cronkite, Walter

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