CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 03, 1972
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(Studio) President Nixon calls North Vietnam offensive an invasion, violating 1968 agreement ending United States bombing of North Vietnam.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(State Department) United States troops to be withdrawn on schedule, no matter what happens to South Vietnam, though United States air power will be used. Major nation-wide offensive expected.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb
(White House) President confers with top advisors, include Henry Kissinger, Defense Secretary Laird, and Chairperson Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Moorer. Washington Special Action Group also convened.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint
(Pentagon) United States assembles large Naval task force off Vietnam Coast. Aircraft carriers Hancock, Coral Sea, joined by Kitty Hawk and Constellation. United States Air Force bases in Thailand and South Vietnam will also be used. United States bombing campaigns in North Vietnam expected.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
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