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Secret Mild Involvement / Cambodia, Southeast Asia #230204

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 06, 1973
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(Studio) Marvin Kalb reports on little-known military involvement in Cambodia and elsewhere.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(State Department) In 1969, military began crossing Cambodian border to gather intelligence and disrupt flow of men and material from North Vietnam into South Vietnam. Press' speech of Apr. 30, 1970, given. [PRES. - says Cambodia's neutrality not violated.] Border crossing units received orders from Kontum and Phu Bai. Missions went 100 mile into Cambodia. [REPORTER - asks how often units crossed into Cambodia.] [Former intelligence agent Winslow PECK - recalls daily activity.] ["New Republic" writer Tad SZULC - discovers story. Says operation extremely wide, covering all S.E. Asia.] [REPORTER - asks how China involved.] [SZULC - replies intelligence teams crossing into China common. United States plotted Chinese defense patterns by staging fake air fights.] Admin. officials say Nixon personally ordered operations as way to save American lives in South Vietnam.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Reporter(s):
Kalb, Marvin;
Mudd, Roger
Duration:
00:03:10

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