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Vietnam / Kennedy Remarks #441583

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 21, 1968
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(Studio) Senator Edward Kennedy calls for unconditional end to bombing of North Vietnam. Calls for negotiations with Hanoi with regard to withdrawal of all foreign troops from S.; help to build stable Saigon government and show United States sincerity by reducing American troops there.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Worcester, Massachusetts) [KENNEDY - says bombing never reduced infiltration rate. Bombing halt would save more American lives than endanger them. Make less likely a Hanoi attack on American troops. Would test their willingness to begin serious talks. Saigon regime hasn't yet shown self willing to commit self to struggle. Must make clear our intention to withdraw from South Vietnam with North Vietnam and show we won't bear burden of South Vietnam responsibilities. South Vietnam government mustn't have veto over our Paris action, our bombing halt or troop withdrawal. South Vietnam will have to negotiate without military victory, make concession and work for peace.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Kennedy says he speaks as one who's not running this year
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David

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