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Thailand / Cambodian Peace Talks / Cambodian Military Developments #239830

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 07, 1975
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(Studio) Thailand says direct contact made with Khmer Rouge insurgents about starting Cambodian peace talks. In Cambodia, gunners hit fuel depot near Phnom Penh airport, but United States supply airlift and American evacuations continue. Khmer Rouge make new attacks on defense perimeter. West of airport, government forces abandon portions of Highway 4. Nonbattlefield difficulties also confront Cambodian soldiers.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Pro Chum Vung, Cambodia) According to embassy officials, United States provides enough money to clothe, feed and pay every Cambodian soldier properly. In talking to Cambodian soldiers, different view of situation received Widow of 1 soldier complains she's never received death benefits when husband killed. Many soldiers complain about government's insensitivity to their problem. More and more, soldiers refuse to fight.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

Bradley, Ed;
Cronkite, Walter

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