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Vietnam / Arvn Ability #204434

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 09, 1969
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(Studio) Some question ARVN fighting ability.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Mekong Delta, South Vietnam) 1 of 17 South Vietnam civilians soldier. Most drafted and know little of government and don't understand enemy. Have to feed selves. Fight ruggedly, lose more men than US. Major United States withdrawal based on like North Vietnam action. South Vietnam gens. usually have been corrupt pols., but younger men coming up. [US Advisor Gene RAFANELLI - says soldiers almost at acceptable level of proficiency.] Mil. spking., maybe ARVN can fight alone.
REPORTER: Bert Quint

Cronkite, Walter;
Quint, Bert

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