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Vietnam / Additional Financial Aid / Reaction #33650

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 10, 1975
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(Studio) General David Jones, United States Air Force chief of staff, touring Indochina; to meet with Vietnam officials in Saigon tomorrow.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Capitol Hill) Congress likely to oppose all requests for any significant increases in aid to South Vietnam. Senator John Stennis says he'll try to get aid bill passed if South Vietnam can't be saved any other way, but Stennis' view clearly in minority. [Senator George McGOVERN - says more financial aid to add to United States economy woes. United States should stop furthering war in S.E. Asia by helping fund it.] [Senator Richard SCHWEIKER - strongly opposes additional aid to Vietnam.] [Senator Frank CHURCH - says United States must learn it can't impose its will in S.E. Asia. Money to prolong war, not end it.]

(State Department) Defense Department to approach task of selling Congress on incring. aid to South Vietnam by alluding to North Vietnam's blatant ignoring of Paris agreement of `73; United States aid now only 1/3 of last year's figure while Chinese, Soviet assistance to North Vietnam remains same.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) "Saint Louis Post Dispatch" reports Secretary of State Henry Kissinger proposed US Navy task force be ordered to Vietnam once fighting intensified, but President Ford overrules such a move; State Department denies report
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Clark, Bob;
Koppel, Ted;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Howard K.

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