CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 04, 1969
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(Studio) Reports from 3 who were on scene when President Nixon went to Indonesia, Thailand, and Philippines. Summary of how cntrys. reacted to President Nixon.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Tokyo, Japan) Thailand newspaper says Nixon's pledge to honor Asian commitments was promise not to let Am,'s friends sink, whereas order already given to abandon ship. Hard to reconcile policy of getting out of South Vietnam and stand by Thailand against enemies. Cntry. to pull out its troops from Vietnam. Prepared to accept United States withdrawals from country
REPORTER: Peter Kalischer
(Hong Kong, China) Indonesia liked what they heard. Cntry. wants US presence. No alarm about United States withdrawal from South Vietnam. United States to help against external threats; Asians should handle own internal threats. Wait to see if it's policy or rhetoric.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb
(NYC) Philippines apprehensive about how independent they're supposed to be. They still want economic aid. Govt. corruption prevalent. President Marcos told CBS they would have to look at USSR relations more closely. Events may continue to dominate United States policy.
REPORTER: Mike Wallace