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Cambodia / United States Military Aid #239023

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 12, 1975
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(Studio) Despite Democrat caucus vote against further military aid to Cambodia, President' aide request still alive on Capitol Hill.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) [Representative Phillip BURTON - believes caucus vote underscores cong. policy adopted last year with regard to military aid to Cambodia and South Vietnam.] Within few hrs., House For. Affairs subcommittee votes military aid for Cambodia. [Representative Pierre DuPONT - says subcommittee 's resolution will end aid as well as fighting and killing.]
REPORTER: Hal Walker

(Studio) Cambodian President Lon Nol swears in new armed forces commander Several government changes may be in offing, incling departure of Lon Nol himself.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Phnom Penh, Cambodia) Cambodian troops won't notice change at top; Cambodian soldiers overworked, underpaid and underfederal Army more concerned with holding what little land it has, rather than retaking what's been lost. United States airlifts of rice and ammunition continue despite daily insurgent rocketing of Phnom Penh airport. Army running out of troops. New troops go to front lines in matter of weeks after being inducted into army.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

(Studio) Ceremony replacing commander in chief General Sosthene Fernandez shown.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Phnom Penh, Cambodia) President Lon Nol presides over change of cmd. Those who helped oust Fernandez present for change in cmd.; after it's all over, there's champagne for everyone to show there are no hard feelings.
REPORTER: Murray Fromson

Reporter(s):
Bradley, Ed;
Fromson, Murray;
Mudd, Roger;
Walker, Hal
Duration:
00:05:30

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