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United States Recrimination / South Vietnam Collapse #239587

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 02, 1975
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(Studio) With military and political deterioration of South Vietnam, comes much recrimination arising from promises made or implied in Paris but not written into `73 peace agreement.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Supposedly, South Vietnam feels betrayed by US. On "CBS Morning News", South Vietnam amb. Tran Kim Phuong states United States promised to take action against North Vietnam if massive violations of Paris peace accord occurred, and these have. [PHUONG - suggests it may be safer for South Vietnam to be ally of Communists than of US.] With Congress ending all possibility for future United States military involvement in South Vietnam, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger believed economic aid only alternative left, but economic aid request now in serious trouble. Future of South Vietnam looks very grim.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin

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