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(Studio) After meeting with Philippine President Marcos, United States ambassador William Sullivan and Pacific forces cmdr Admiral Noel Gaylor have no comment. Background report on US presence in Philippines follows.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Manilla, Philippines) Philippines oldest American ally in Asia. After Vietnam, even Philippines having 2nd thoughts about military partnership with DC. Philippines hostage to some of same ills that weakened government of Thieu and Lon Nol; details given. Army occupied with nasty religious war in Philippines. Marcos wants to make rest of noncommunized land between South Vietnam and Hawaii neutral. Huge American military bases and American troops complicate Marcos' desires.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Threlkeld, Richard
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