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Cambodia Fall #260370

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 08, 1979
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(Studio) Delicate situation for President Carter noted, since United States has essentially sided with China (PR) in calling Vietnam invasion of Cambodia aggression.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Guadeloupe) President Carter's silence on Cambodian situation detailed; reasons given. Info. about United States position noted released through State Department Activities of President and Mrs. Carter on Guadeloupe reported United States concerns about massing of Chinese troops on Vietnam border and potential for USSR involvement outlined.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Cambodia-Vietnam conflict as proxy war between China and USSR mentioned. History of actual conflict between Cambodia and Vietnam noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Changes in Cambodia with 1975 fall of Phnom Penh to Khmer Rouge and beginning of Communist government under Pol Pot described. Yugoslav television film, 1978, shown, along with other films. Reports about conditions in Cambodia from refugees in Thailand stated. Conflict between Cambodia and Vietnam noted to date back hundreds of years, but held in abeyance while both fought US presence in S.E. Asia. Recent developments in fighting, since Christmas Day, 1978, detailed. "Washington Post" reporter Elizabeth Becker reported to have recently been in Cambodia. [BECKER - comments on situation in Cambodia.] Vietnam's use of American equipment left after pulloUt in attacking Cambodia mentioned.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

Bradley, Ed;
Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob

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