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Vietnam / United States Bombing #222573

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 18, 1972
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(Studio) President Nixon orders pause in bombing on Hanoi and Haiphong, North Vietnam, perhaps to get Paris Peace Talks underway again. Secretary Defense Melvin Laird denies bombing halt, saying all options open, in testimony before Senator For. Relations Committee
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [LAIRD - describes use of United States air power in S.E. Asia.] [Senator William FULBRIGHT - criticizes emphasis on military victory, abandoning efforts for negotiated settlement.] [LAIRD - denies goal is military victory.] [Senator Charles PERCY - asks how far north the United States has bombed.] [LAIRD - says Hanoi and Haiphong. Discusses contingency plans. Says authority of President action is for protection of remaining United States forces in Vietnam.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Russia protested United States bombing of Haiphong, saying 4 Soviet ships hit. US replies countries supplying arms to North Vietnam must share responsibility for air attacks. Soviet Union will continue to assist North Vietnam, however.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob

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