CBS Evening News for Friday, May 23, 1969
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(Studio) New fighting erupts on "Hamburger Hill." Casualties reported Battle sets off controversy. Senator Edward Kennedy calls action senseless and battle runs counter to President Nixon peace goals. White House says Nixon didn't order increase in fighting and he doesn't second-guess field cmdrs.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(South Vietnam) [Commander 101st Airborne Div. Major General Melvin ZAIS - says fights war best way he can. Useless dialogue to put views against his. Hill was victory for US, not defeat. Can't pull back and be quiet; we'd be killed.]
REPORTER: No reporter given
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