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Vietnam / Bombing-Dikes #224048

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 25, 1972
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(Studio) American ambassador to UN, George Bush, says he is certain United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim didn't mean to side with Hanoi when he said he had information North Vietnam dikes were bombed by US. State Department postpones news conference to demonstrate proof bombs were not dropped on dikes deliberately.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(State Department) Columnist Joseph Kraft, returning from North Vietnam, saw bombed dikes but does not think there is a policy for their systematic destruction. [KRAFT - describes bomb damage to 2 dikes at Phu Loc and Nam Dinh. Says these random hits indicate no orderly plan to destroy hydraulic system is in effect.] China accuses United States of launching 100 bombing raids on dikes and dams.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Kalb, Marvin;
Mudd, Roger

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