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Phuoc Binh / Communist Takeover #236996

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 07, 1975
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(Studio) After 3 1/2 weeks, Communist forces capture provincial capital, Phuoc Binh, 75 mile north of Saigon. Communists now threaten another capital Tay Ninh.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Saigon, South Vietnam) South Vietnam using up ammunition with no thought to rationing. In mos. ahead, United States Congress may be forced to vote more funds to South Vietnam or appear to be letting Saigon down. For South Vietnam, latest military attacks by Communists create military crisis and morale problems. South Vietnam believes more intense enemy attacks to come. Phuoc Binh attack creates new stream of refugees.
REPORTER: Peter Collins

(Studio) Following Phuoc Binh takeover, 6-ship Navy task force sails out of Philippines. CBS' Marvin Kalb says State Department claims vessels sailing to Indian Ocean, not Vietnam.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) United States has no intention of taking retaliatory action. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger expected just such a situation to development; details given.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Collins, Peter;
Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin

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