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Vietnam / Fighting / Viet Cong and Rice #201105

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 12, 1969
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(Studio) Allied troops rushed to Central Highlands where enemy pressure heavy. Communists shell Special Forces Camps at Bu Prang and Duc Lop.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Bin Suong Province, South Vietnam) Enemy tests South Vietnam positions at Duc Lop. Fighting shown. American Ofrs. believe border action is enemy play to get allied troops out of rice area, so they can get rice. [Colonel Richard HOBBS - says hamlets are Viet Cong and are source of rice.] South Vietnam Commander of 5th Regiment, Nguyen Ky Suong, has gained American strength. [SUONG - says not enough time to reinforce. Need American support for 1-2 years]
REPORTER: Bert Quint ;Cameraman: Dana Stone

Quint, Bert;
Reasoner, Harry

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