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Vietnam War / Drug Crackdown #218411

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 05, 1971
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(Studio) Rocket attack on Danang, South Vietnam, kills 3 GIs, 37 wounded; army reports 2% heroin addiction rate for GIs leaving South Vietnam.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Can Tho, South Vietnam) Mil. crackdown, on GI drug use, involves searches of men and vehicles. [Sp/4 Michael HANSEN - tells of constant searches for drugs; says searches have helped stop drug traffic to GIsland] [Dr. Robert HIGGINBOTHAM - says many GIs, with drug problems, going through withdrawal alone rather than let army treat them.] [Major General John CUSHMAN - says trying to bring temptation level into balance with will power.] South Vietnam police now cooperating with United States in drug crackdown.
REPORTER: Jeff Williams

Cronkite, Walter;
Williams, Jeff

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