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Vietnam / Casualties / Deescalation / POWs #204791

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 03, 1969
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(Studio) Casualties reported Enemy may be de-escalating. South Vietnam government disagrees with Secretary of State William Rogers, citing less combat and infiltration. Thieu government says North Vietnam sending as many troops in as ever. United States spokesperson cites figures to support Rogers' statement. Hanoi spokesperson at Paris Peace Talks sac they'll free 3 POWs to mark our independence day. No details offered. North Vietnam says they'll permit other POWs to get gifts from home. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge expresses thanks and hopes North Vietnam action will lead to more releases. He requests Hanoi supply list of United States POWs.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reasoner, Harry

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