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Vietnam / Offensive #20127

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 11, 1972
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(Studio) Chairperson Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Thomas Moorer says North Vietnam thrust into South Vietnam has been stabilized by South Vietnam forces. Pentagon predicts several more wks. of major engagements. In north South Vietnam's Quang Tri Province, B-52 strikes knock out 27 Communist tanks. New enemy assault reported in area, at Fire Base Bastogne, 10 mile Southwest of Hue. American Infantry troops air-lifted to Phu Bai nearby for dynamic defense, but no ground combat. Central highlands calm.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Pleiku, South Vietnam) Major build-up of North Vietnam forces reported in central highlands near Laotian border. South Vietnam attempts to disrupt enemy formations before they can mount serious assault. FBs between Pleiku and Kontum report sporadic contact with North Vietnam troops. [ARVN 22nd Div., Col LE DUC DAT - describes importance of Fire Base Doc Tho 2.] Montanyard Tribes victims of Vietnam war.
REPORTER: Bill Brannigan

Brannigan, Bill;
Reasoner, Harry

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