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Vietnam / Peace Talks / President / North Vietnam / Action #214

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 23, 1968
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(Studio) American spokesperson at Paris Peace Talks reports nothing encouraging. North Vietnam charges that South Vietnam government is just puppet regime. Ambassador Averell Harriman challenges NLF's right to speak for South Vietnam. Possible bombing halt just speculation. Report on President Johnson's attitude.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) President has fatalistic patience. He's played trump card. If offers shunned, President will reluctantly resume bombings of troop installations, supply depots and enemy infiltration rtes.

(Studio) Mil. activity tapered off recently. Has Hanoi answered by deed not word?
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Enemy pulled 60 btns. out of South Vietnam. No enemy main force units anywhere in North 1/3 of country American dead average 8 daily for past 10 days compared to 53 killed daily for 1st 6 mos. 1968. Enemy reduced infiltration. General Creighton Abrams insists there's military explanation. Is it possible Hanoi feels they've already answered and are waiting for Johnson's reply?
REPORTER: John Scali

(Studio) American artillerymen and pilots kill 200 North Vietnam in last 2 days. Marine patrols spot enemy heading toward Da Nang. Enemy casualties reported American planes hit enemy supply rtes. in North Vietnam.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Gill, Bill;
Reynolds, Frank;
Scali, John

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