CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 22, 1979
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(Studio) Reports of USSR massing of troops along border with China (PR), that Soviet-dominated Mongolia is calling up reserves and that China also has troops on its side of border noted. No. of Chinese troops committed to Vietnam invasion reported Intelligence reports from Bangkok, Peking and Hanoi re: China-Vietnam fighting stated. Chinese troop mvts. in areas of Lang Son and Dong Dang mentioned; Vietnam said rushing troops to area. Possible Chinese attempts to cut off Vietnam supply routes from south cited. Vietnam government noted to have allowed look at area.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Tokyo, Japan) Film shown is noted to have been filmed by cameraman from leftist Japanese news agency; identification on screen as Denpa film. Vietnam reported to have taken reporters from Hanoi to north fighting area. Evacuations of residents around Dong Dang compared to that during war in South Vietnam.
REPORTER: Bruce Dunning narrates
(DC) Soviet ship movement from Vladivostok to Gulf of Tonkin mentioned. US request for United Nations Security Council debate on S.E. Asia problems reports [UN amb. Andrew YOUNG - comments on United States position.] United States purpose in requesting debate on China-Vietnam and Vietnam-Cambodia conflicts noted.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb
(Studio) Reports that President Carter has instructed Treasury Secretary Michael Blumenthal to bring up Vietnam invasion during upcoming trip to China detailed. USSR reactions to invasions stated.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
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