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Vietnam War / United States Air Strikes / Paris Peace Talks #455584

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 28, 1971
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(Studio) United States bombing in North Vietnam conts.; biggest since 1968 halt at end of Johnson admin. United Nations Secretary General U Thant critical of bombing as impedes Paris Peace Talks; talks canceled this week by both sides.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Paris, France) Peace talks reach new low. Both sides accuse other of breaking 1968 agreement. Americans hint basis of talks undermined. [US spokesperson Stephen LEDOGAR - speaks of North Vietnam failures to cooperate.] North Vietnam delegates claim cancellation in protest of bombing. Communists seem more anxious to keep talks going than US.
REPORTER: Bernard Kaplan

(Studio) Hanoi cites civilian casualties result of bombings. 6 United States planes said down, Pentagon refuses comment. Criticism of procedure noted. Pentagon says all-out air war not resumed.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Pentagon) North Vietnam MiG build-up noted. [Defense Department film shown.] MiGs appear at Laos border; threaten United States B-52's, used on Ho Chi Minh Trail and Communist ctrs. in Laos. Targets ok'd.
REPORTER: Robert Goralski

Chancellor, John;
Goralski, Robert;
Kaplan, Bernard

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