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South Vietnam / United States Bombing / Ashau Valley #216332

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 23, 1971
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(Studio) United States Saigon command reports: protective reaction strike in North Vietnam may have damaged MiG jet fighters; United States B-52s stage bombing raids in Ashau Valley, South Vietnam; ground forces encounter little enemy resistance. REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Ashau Valley, South Vietnam) South Vietnam forces to operate in North Communist stronghold part of valley; United States forces to operate in South; beyond that, cmdrs. telling newsmen little. [Lieutenant Steve CAMPBELL - in response to reporter questions, says newsman not allowed on copters without PIO representative from div; told to watch what say to newsmen; 1st time have seen restrictions on newsmen in Vietnam.]

(Studio) United States Saigon command says 7th United States troop withdrawal phase began week ahead of schedule.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Rabel, Ed

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