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Vietnam / Fighting / Speech / Enemy and South Vietnam Reaction / Plan #443552

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 04, 1969
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(Studio) North Vietnam and Viet Cong behind rocket and ground attacks. Hanoi and Viet Cong denounce President' speech.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) [President NIXON - says not to Hanoi's advantage to increase violence. Won't hesitate to take action to deal with that threat.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Paris, France) Communists had hoped for more withdrawals. United States trying to strengthen United States position by no new policy changes. They'll wait to see US reaction to speech and moratorium before moving.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Favorable reaction here. [Senator Dang Van SUNG - says deduces United States still supports South Vietnam.] [Senator Huynh Van CAO - calls statement good.] [Govt. Representative Nguyen Thanh LUONG - says wise for him to keep pullout time-table secret.]
REPORTER: Welles Hangen

(Studio) Impt. that President Nixon has plan if negotiations don't work. Strategy: Keep American casualties low; stick with South Vietnam government; and build up South Vietnam defense Perils of policy cited.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Hangen, Welles;
Utley, Garrick

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