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Vietnam/Tet Offensive #221925

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 09, 1972
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(Studio) Sharp increase in enemy attacks reported in South Vietnam. Tet offensive may be underway. United States aircraft carrier Constellation leaves Hong Kong for Gulf of Tonkin, and Carrier Kitty Hawk prepares to leave San Diego, Ca.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Pentagon) United States will step up bombing in SE Asia if enemy launches offensive. B-52 bombers move from United States to Guam for stand-by duty. F-4 phantom jets in Philippines to move to Thailand bases. United States will defend remaining men in Vietnam with all available assets.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) 29 enemy attacks reported in South Vietnam, 3 against United States installations in Da Nang area. Binh Dinh Province hard hit; with South Korean barracks, 3 towns, and base at Phu Cat, shelled.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(South Vietnam) Near Saigon, signs of enemy infiltration everywhere. Last 2 armored calvary divisions left in Vietnam, protect Saigon during Tet. Red ants are more problem than enemy. [E-3, William ROSE - says several enemy-planted mines have been hit.] [Captain Thomas MERRIWETHER - says object of patrols is to keep casualties down.]

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob;
Simon, Bob

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