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Cambodia / Phnom Penh Attack / Highway 4 #212924

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 22, 1971
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(Studio) North Vietnam attacks on Phnom Penh, Cambodia force United States into deeper commitment to Cambodia.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) State Department says United States committed to survival of friendly anti-communist regime in Cambodia; termed essential to Vietnam. United States replaces Cambodian equipment lost in North Vietnam attack on Phnom Penh and airport.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) North Vietnam attack on Phnom Penh airport kills 40 Cambodians.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Phnom Penh, Cambodia) Film shows airport before attack; explosions during night attack; almost totally destroyed Cambodian Air Force at dawn. Airport attack most devastating of coordinated attacks in different pts. of city.
REPORTER: Bruce Dunning

(Studio) Enemy rocket set fire to Phnom Penh shipyard; explosion partially destroys South Vietnam embassy. Terrorist bomb injures 11 in Saigon,South Vietnam. South Vietnam and Cambodian forces reopen Cambodian Highway 4, capturing Pich Nil Pass; use as supply route to Phnom Penh threatened by ambushes. Operation's success partially due to United States air support.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cambodia) United States helicopters operate from ships and Vietnam island off coast of Cambodia.
REPORTER: Don Webster

Cronkite, Walter;
Dunning, Bruce;
Kalb, Marvin;
Webster, Don

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