ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 13, 1975
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(Studio) Senate Democratic caucus turns down President' request for more military aid to South Vietnam and Cambodia. House For. Affairs Committee turns down compromise that would have provided part of aid fund requested.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Capitol Hill) House For. Affairs Committee probably would have approved some aid, but administration spokesperson Robert Ingersoll wouldn't agree to aid cutoff provision. [Representative Pierre dupONT - says committee will either adopt dupont, Hamilton amendment or report administration's request for aid unfavorably to full House] [Assistant Secretary of State Robert INGERSOLL - suggests dupont, Hamilton resolution be amended so it won't include aid cutoff date.] Representative Clement Zablocki moves to strike out aid cut-off provision, but committee votes against it.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(White House) White House says Ingersoll's all or nothing attitude didn't mean to be presented. President would certainly rather have some aid with cutoff provision than no aid at all. President wants reconsideration of Cambodian aid issue Monday Right now, there are no immediate plans for evacuation of US personnel from Cambodia; if evacuation becomes necessary, Lon Nol and key members of his government may also be evacuated.
REPORTER: Steve Bell
(Studio) Heavy fighting conts. in Cambodia. Rebel rocket attacks kept up on Phnom Penh airport.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Phnom Penh, Cambodia) 1 rocket scores direct hit on ammunition just airlifted into Phnom Penh by US.
REPORTER: Kevin Delaney
(Studio) During last month, Cambodian military has cut amount of ammunition it's using in 1/2, according to Pentagon reporter Frank Tomlinson.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
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