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Vietnam / Fighting / Pacification #213271

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 13, 1971
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(Studio) Enemy blows up 5 United States copters in sneak attack 8 mile N.E. of Saigon, South Vietnam; report on current pacification plan.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Binh Dinh Province, South Vietnam) South Vietnam musical group sings of war and its destruction. [Lieutenant Colonel Carmen MARTELLINA - says we're trying to win people over; have better program than VC; want to win loyalty of people.] Village leaning towards Viet Cong who helped with medical attention Then village hears talks from South Vietnam district chief and propaganda team. [MARTELLINA - says they believe what they hear from individuals. Viet Cong also operate face-to-face.] South Vietnam Army makes villagers go to polls. Viet Cong will be back when they're gone.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

Cronkite, Walter;
Plante, Bill

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