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Vietnam / Offensive #222552

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 17, 1972
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(Studio) Circumstances surrounding Gulf of Tonkin resolution recalled. New incident cited.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Pentagon) United States ship attacked by 2 North Vietnam patrol boats. Missile frigate Warden in Gulf of Tonkin. Returns to Philippines for repairs. A US destroyer also hit by North Vietnam shore positions. 50 United States ships now patrol off Vietnam Coast; 6 have been hit.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) United States B-52s continue bombing Hanoi and Haiphong Harbor inside North Vietnam. USSR says 4 merchant ships damaged there yesterday. North Vietnam Premier Pham Van Dong calls on people to help liberate South Vietnam. 3 MiG-21s said shot down over Hanoi; 2 United States jets shot down by ground fire. United States spokesman in Saigon says Hanoi makes claims for propaganda purposes, such as schools being hit, that only military targets are hit. South Vietnam regains control of An Loc, although reinforcements on Highway 13 still under fire.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Lai Khe, South Vietnam) Communist rockets, sappers, or trash fire hit ammunition dump at Lai Khe, causing giant explosion.
REPORTER: Bruce Dunning

(Studio) Although 6000 United States ground troops withdrawn from South Vietnam last week, influx of Navy, Air Force, and Marines causes troop level to increase by 11,000.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Dunning, Bruce;
Schieffer, Bob

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