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Phnom Penh, Cambodia / Insurgents / Political Future #36530

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 05, 1975
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(Studio) Phnom Penh, Cambodia, completely encircled by rebel troops. More than 50 rockets hit Phnom Penh airport; airport closed to commercial traffic. 1 rocket hits and slightly damages United States plane taking part in rice airlifts. Officials working on plans to evacuate Americans in Phnom Penh if it becomes necessary.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Helicopter carrier, Okinawa, standing by in Gulf of Thailand in case American evacuation necessary. Marine battalion on Okinawa put on alert to aid in evacuation if needed. Defense Secretary James Schlesinger says Marines may hold insurgents off Phnom Penh airport while Americans airlifted out. All US flights of food and ammunition temporarily suspended during this critical period. [Assistant Secretary of State Philip HABIB - blames Congress for messing up serious peace talks in Cambodia in August `73.]
REPORTER: Frank Tomlinson

(White House) Congress delegation, recently back from South Vietnam and Cambodia on fact- finding mission, reports findings to President President and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger warn against pulling plug on Cambodia. [Representative Paul McCLOSKEY - says Kissinger doesn't think there's much hope for negotiation in Cambodia.] [Senator Dewey BARTLETT - says if more aid sent to Cambodia, chance of controlled solution to problem looks somewhat better.] Admin. doesn't want to compromise with Congress on amount of aid it's seeking.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Reporter(s):
Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry;
Tomlinson, Frank
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00:04:10

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