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Korea DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) Incident / Armistice Commission Meeting #247639

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 25, 1976
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(Studio) Defense Department releases photos of Korea DMZ (demilitarized zone) incident. At meeting of armistice commission today, United States presses North Korea to punish those responsible for 2 United States officers' deaths.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Panmunjom, Korea) United States 1st refuses to accept North Korea expression of regret with regard to killings, then shifts to call it positive step. South Korea says N. Korea should admit responsibility. Senior American delegate Admiral Mark Frudden asks for assurances of American safety in DMZ. [FRUDDEN - says regret message positive step, but those responsible should be punished.] North Koreans suggest cutting truce village in half with their troops only allowed on N. Korea side and United Nations forces only on South Korea side, as means of reducing likelihood of other such incidents; Americans agree to study proposal. South Koreans surprised and angered by shift in American stand and aren't sure how strong American support is now.
REPORTER: Bruce Dunning

Dunning, Bruce;
Mudd, Roger

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