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Vietnam / B-52 Bombings / Meeting #447334

NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 12, 1969
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(Studio) B-52 bombing resumes in South Vietnam after 36-hr. pause. After Viet Cong 3-day truce, B-52s operate at 1/2 force for 12 hrs. Then it stops completely for 36 hrs., and resumes. President Nixon meets with top Vietnam advisors.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(DC) All at mtg, except Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, who stayed in Paris. No one has talked after meeting Speculated more troop pullouts discussed, White House spokesperson says Nixon called bombing halt to see if truce had any political significance. Critics say 36 hrs. not enough time for North Vietnam to scale action down. Unsure if it was peace offer or not.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Huntley, Chet

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