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Vietnam / Blockade #222992

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 17, 1972
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(Studio) United States bombers raid targets near Hanoi. 1 American pilot rescued after bailing out over Tonkin Gulf. pentagon releases photos showing results of bombing in North Vietnam.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Photos of warehouse hit by bombs near Haiphong Harbor shown. Attack on key North Vietnam railroad bridge also shown.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Much North Vietnam bombing carried out by Navy carriers in Tonkin Gulf.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(USS Constellation) United States aircraft carriers have been involved in mining of North Vietnam ports, and air strikes against strategic north military supply targets. 40,000 Americans on duty in Vietnam waters. [Lieutenant Commander, Jack CARTRIGHT - says bombs will never bring peace, but United States cannot allow North Vietnam to get by with acts of aggression.] [Lieutenant John NISBET - says pilots consider possibility of becoming POWs. Says he is in Vietnam of own free will, for best interest of country. Thinks his actions will enable POWs to get home quicker, and that POWs hear United States bombs have morale boosted.]
REPORTER: Phil Jones

Cronkite, Walter;
Jones, Phil;
Schieffer, Bob

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