CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 13, 1975
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(Studio) There are reports that American ship Mayaguez seized by Cambodian government yesterday has started to move, but destination unknown. Dvt. occurs after 150 United States Marines sent to Thailand; another 1000 Marines rptdly. being readied to follow. Thai government says it won't permit any of its bases to be used for American `assault on Cambodia.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(White House) White House confirms Navy reconnaissance plane hit by gunfire while flying over Cambodian warship holding Mayaguez. President meets with National Security Council; while waiting for results of diplomatic efforts, contingency plans for military action underway. Atmosphere at White House calm. [Representative Joe WAGGONNER - says President told him he had tough decision to make with regard to Mayaguez.] [Senator Robert BYRD - thinks United States should announce deadline for return of ship, men and cargo; if deadline not heeded, United States should take appropriate action.] According to Press Secretary Ron Nessen, if President decides to use military force, he'll abide by war powers act.
REPORTER: Phil Jones
(Kansas City, Missouri) Secretary of State Henry Kissinger preoccupied with American ship's seizure during Mid. West tour. [KISSINGER - says President has inherent power and obligation to protect US; before any steps taken, President and Congress to confer.] Later, President takes hard line approach with regard to incident. [KISSINGER - states United States won't accept harassment of ships on international sea lanes.] Right now, diplomacy being used to secure release of ship and crew.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley
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