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Vietnam / Bombing-Kissinger #224359

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 17, 1972
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(Studio) In 24 hrs. preceding Henry Kissinger's arrival in South Vietnam, American bombing raids against North Vietnam heaviest of present campaign. Move made due to ideal weather and to reassure South Vietnam President Thieu on eve of his talks with Kissinger.
REPORTER: Charles Collingwood

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Background of South Vietnam government actions indicates they suspected a move by United States on Vietnam war. South Vietnam President Thieu urges continued American bombing of North Vietnam. American Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker tight-lipped about Kissinger visit. North Vietnam Paris negotiator Le Duc Tho, after talks with Kissinger, returns to Hanoi.

Collingwood, Charles;
Simon, Bob

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