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Democrats / Vietnam Plank / Hearings #441540

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 19, 1968
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(Studio) Democrats disagree with regard to Vietnam plank in party platform. Hearings held re: platform. [Senator Edmund MUSKIE - believes bombing halt may be justified. Final judgment depends on risk for troops and evidence of good faith response from enemy. Before President' decision of Mar. 31, 78% land and 90% pop. North Vietnam immune from air attacks.] [Ex-Secretary of State, Prof. Roger HILSMAN - says American intervention in Vietnam failed. Negotiations will drag as we continue to fail to admit this. Speaks of Vietnam ntlism. 3 years of North Vietnam bombing not broken Hanoi's will or stopped infiltration. North Vietnam become more united by bombings and South Vietnam unite against Americans and are more easily converted by North Vietnam.] Others will testify.
REPORTER: David Brinkley (Narrates)

Brinkley, David

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