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(Studio) Controversy over incring. aid to South Vietnam and Cambodia burning-issue.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Captiol Hill) Price tag for South Vietnam war escalated with American build-up. Total amt. given between 1965 and 1973 estimated at $135 billion. When American GIs left Vietnam, American dollars didn't. President asking for $300 million additional aid for South Vietnam; Pentagon pushing for additional aid also. Admin.'s warning fails to stir up mass anxiety on Capitol Hill. [Senator John TOWER - plans to support aid increase, but says congress disenchantment evident over involvement in South East Asia.] [Senator Henry JACKSON - plans to vote against more aid.] Admin. claims United States world leadership to be impaired if commitment to South Vietnam not kept.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Kalb, Bernard
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