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Vietnam / Offensive #222472

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 11, 1972
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(Studio) American ground troOps air lifted to Phu Bai, Am's. most north base in South Vietnam. North Vietnam attack Fire Base Bastogne nearby. Hue still endangered.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Phu Bai, South Vietnam) Full battalion of United States Infantry from Danang flown to Phu Bai to protect American installations in north South Vietnam, include radio and research center outside Hue, and Coast Guard radar station which guides American warplanes on bombing missions. [GIs, anxious to get home, disgruntled with new assignment.] Infantry battalion's job clear (to defend American installations), but artillery batteries usually used offensively.

(Studio) pentagon says GI's will not be used in combat, but for defense. UPI reports GI's will begin dynamic defense, or aggressive patrolling in area where thousands of enemy reported Pentagon says United States command in South Vietnam will no longer make daily reports to newsmen about allied air strikes over North Vietnam; but will be issued periodically at discretion of General Creighton Abrams.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Simon, Bob

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