ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 09, 1972
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(Studio) As President Nixon addressed nation on Vietnam last night at 9:00 p.m. EDT, it was 9:00 a.m. in North Vietnam and United States bombers began bombing hwys. and RRs in North Vietnam (mostly those to China). Other United States planes began sowing costal waters of North Vietnam with mines which will activate Thursday North Vietnam claims 2 United States destroyers set on fire in Haiphong Harbor by shore batteries.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) Mines have been laid at entrances to Haiphong and 6 other North Vietnam harbors: Cam Pha, Hon Gai, Thanh Hoa, Vinh, Quamg Khe, and Dong Hoi. Fleet of 60 ships assembled to enforce mining operation, include: cruisers, destroyers, and aircraft carriers with 350-400 planes. [Defense Department film of mimes being placed by aircraft during training off United States West Coast.] [Chairperson, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Thomas MOORER - says attempts to transfer goods to small boats for beach landings (avoiding mined harbors) will be stopped by United States military action.] [Pentagon spkmn., Jerry FRIEDHEIM - thinks no one will try to cross mine field.] Goal is to prevent supplies from reaching North Vietnam.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer
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