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Vietnam / Paris Peace Talks #20171

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 13, 1972
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(Studio) Communists launch all-out effort to take An Loc, South Vietnam. Airfield taken. American war planes active. South Vietnam relief column on way.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(South Vietnam) South Vietnam troops unfamiliar with area. Intelligence concerning North Vietnam intentions scarce. South Vietnam ambushed on journey up Highway 13. Rely on air strikes. Casualties.
REPORTER: Andrew Pearson

(Studio) United States infantrymen at United States Fire Base Phu Bai allegedly did not hesitate to take to field.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Phu Bai, South Vietnam) [Lieutenant-Colonel Wesley FORD - here to defend United States residual forces; no offensive action.] Individual consent mutiny. Battalion Commander Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Mitchell explains defense and security mission. Negotiations. Argued Alpha Co needed Charlie Company's support.
REPORTER: Jim Bennett

(Studio) Ambassador William Porter at Paris Peace Talks said President Nixon made secret proposal to Hanoi to resume talks. Response: incrd. invasion South Vietnam. 17 Senators, 34 Representatives send letter of concern to Nixon over reescalation of US involvement in Vietnam. Nixon's special advisor, Major-General Alexander Hague, going to Vietnam for information to give Nixon personal assessment of situation.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Bennett, Jim;
Pearson, Andrew;
Reasoner, Harry

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