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Vietnam War / United States Air Strikes #214570

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 28, 1971
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(Studio) United States bombings in North Vietnam continue. Hanoi calls attacks piratical and savage; says children, hosp. patients bombed. 6th United States plane said downed. United States cmd. refuses comment. North Vietnam issues prisoners of war threat.
REPORTER: Charles Collingwood

(Danang, South Vietnam) Raids intensive, extensive. Greatest since President Johnson halted such raids 3 years ago; termed protective reaction strikes. Phantom jets used. Crippling of MiG fighter fleet objective. North Vietnam bombing of Laos noted.
REPORTER: Bruce Dunning

(Studio) Defense Department cites difference between current and pre `68 raids.
REPORTER: Charles Collingwood

(Defense Department) Bombing campaign resumption denied. [Dep. Assistant Secretary Defense Jerry West FRIEDHEIM - cites protection of withdrawing troops as motive; denies bombing campaign renewal.] Tapering off this week expected.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Collingwood, Charles;
Dunning, Bruce;
Schieffer, Bob

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