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Vietnam War / Electronic Battlefield System #217633

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jun 26, 1971
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(Studio) Heavy fighting reported in South Vietnam near DMZ; United States forces join battle; enemy using 155 millimeter a.artillery.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Fort Hood, Texas) Army perfecting electronic equipment capable of locating enemy at night. [Lieutenant Colonel Gerald E. GALLOWAY - says electronic system can save both lives and money in fighting war.] [Senator William PROXMIRE - says more money appropriated for electronic system than for elementary education in US last year] Capabilities of electronic system explained. [PROXMIRE - points out system can't differentiate between enemy and civilians.] [GALLOWAY - says army won't strike against unidentified sightings.] [Vietnam Vet. John SMITH - tells of GIs firing on unidentified objects spotted by electronic system.] [Vietnam Vet. Gregory HAYWARD - says GIs assume unidentified objects at night to be enemy because of curfew for civilians.] $300 million Pentagon estimate for development and purchase of system twice original estimate.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Reporter(s):
Mudd, Roger;
Schieffer, Bob
Duration:
00:05:20

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