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Vietnam / Pre-Cease-Fire Build-Up #461684

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 03, 1972
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(Studio) Defense Department reports South Korea, Nationalist China, and Iran to turn over American built jet fighters to South Vietnam.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Oakland, California) Shiploads of military equipment bound for South Vietnam increase (Travis AFB, California) Air transport of military supplies also heavier. [5:45:40 video blackout.]

(Saigon, South Vietnam) C-5 cargo planes land in Saigon, discharge armored personnel carriers for South Vietnam army. United States will only be able to replace equipment already in South Vietnam when cease-fire is signed, so equipment rushed in now. New copters also unloaded. C-130 cargo planes also given to South Vietnam Air Force, though South Vietnam can't fly them.

(Studio) [5:47:00 - video resumes.] After cease-fire United States will send civilian advisers (many are West Point graduates) to train South Vietnam. Work will be contracted to private companies
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Jones, Bob;
Neal, Roy

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