ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 06, 1972
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(Studio) United States launches bombing assault on North Vietnam in retaliation for North Vietnam offensive into South Vietnam. Battles rage in South Vietnam, in North, central highlands, and near Saigon.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Pentagon) Squadron of 19 F-105 fighter-bombers ordered to S.E. Asia from McConnell Air Force Base near Wichita, Kansas, to assist with stepped up bombing. [Pentagon, Jerry FRIEDHEIM - says targets are enemy artillery, missile sites, storage areas, air fields, roads, and bridges.] [Chairperson Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Thomas MOORER - says 80% North Vietnam forces participating in South Vietnam campaign, leaving homeland almost defenseless.]
REPORTER: Roger Peterson
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