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Vietnam Invasion #262286

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Feb 24, 1979
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(Studio) Report with regard to Chinese intention of only limited invasion of Vietnam introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Chinese diplomats quoted with regard to war lasting only 10-20 days. Carter admin. policy of continuing normalization process with Peking while seeking withdrawal of Chinese troops from Vietnam and Vietnam troops from Cambodia given. Treasury Secretary West Michael Blumenthal's trip to China (PR) noted. Possible entry of USSR into conflict mentioned.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) Treasury Secretary Blumenthal's 9 day mission in China reported begun today.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Peking, China, PR) Effects of Vietnam invasion on economy relationship between China (PR) and United States considered. Blumenthal intention to present Carter administration position on war noted. US-USSR relationship mentioned.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

(Studio) Blumenthal mission termed gesture of United States approval for Peking aggression by Tass. United Nations Security Council said considering both conflicts in S.E. Asia.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(NYC) Chinese and USSR positions cited. Attempts by other ntns. to find compromise noted. [British ambassador Ivor RICHARDS - compares situation to that in Europe just prior to World War I.] The Soviet ambassador was shown leaving room as Cambodian representative of Pol Pot regime begins to speak Possibility of neutral Cambodia pondered.
REPORTER: Richard C. Hottelet

(Studio) Vice President Walter Mondale's statement that Carter administration would not use US troops in another country except under extreme circumstances; and Senator Henry Jackson's statement that alliance of states should be formed to resist Soviet expansionism given.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Hottelet, Richard C.;
Kalb, Bernard;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Schieffer, Bob

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