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Vietnam War / Paris Peace Talks #222513

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 13, 1972
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(Studio) Provincial capital of Am Loc, South Vietnam, on verge of being taken by Communists Relief column trying to come via Highway 13.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(South Vietnam) South Vietnam 21st Div. trying to secure road. 1st Battalion Commander Major Ni has little information on conditions. United States Major Bob Williams called in position. Them North Vietnam rockets hit ammunition depot.
REPORTER: Bruce Dunning

(Studio) Increased fighting in South Vietnam bases in Kompong Troc, Cambodia, and central highlands. Hanoi says B-52 raids in North Vietnam on Thanh Hoa and MiG base Bai Thuong. Fighting in northern South Vietnam light. Washington, DC expects Hue in South Vietnam to be hit next. Casualties reported Ambassador William Porter, flew from Washington, DC to Paris Peace Talks. Nixon secretly offered to resume talks with Hanoi April 1st. No reply. Increased offensive.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Condition to resume talks: Communists call off offensive first. Speculation is administration made offer knowing it would be rejected, but to use as counter to back Nixon's Vietnam policy.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Dunning, Bruce;
Kalb, Marvin

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