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Vietnam / Offensive-US Reaction #222554

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 17, 1972
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(Studio) President Nixon says of United States bombing North Vietnam, you have to let them have it when they jump on you. Secretary of State Rogers appears before Senator For. Relations Committee to answer questions about bombing.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [ROGERS - says United States bombing of North Vietnam is: to protect remaining Americans; to insure continued United States withdrawal, and to give South Vietnam chance to defend selves against North Vietnam invasion. Says no United States ground troops will be reintroduced in Vietnam.] [Senator J. William FULBRIGHT - doesn't see how bombing fulfills President Nixon's 1968 promise to end the war.] [Senator Jacob K. JAVITS - wants to see United States out of South Vietnam and current action seems to dismiss this.] [Senator Chas. H. PERCY - says American people want United States role in Vietnam to end.] New strategy forces Russia to choose between helping North Vietnam or improving relations with US.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Committee votes to cut off money for United States military in S.E. Asia on December 31 if North Vietnam releases United States POWs. CBS special on Secretary Roger's report announced for 9:30 p.m. EST.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin

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