NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 18, 1972
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(Studio) United States resumes bombing of north of 20th parallel, area off limits to US strikes since October 23. Bombing pause gesture of good will towards peace talks. Now talks stalled. Russian news agency Tass says United States planes raid Hanoi and Haiphong Harbor. Area north 20th parallel now open to heaviest attacks of war. Haiphong Harbor mined again.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Pentagon) Officials won't discuss targets because raids still in progress.
REPORTER: John Cochran
(White House) Renewed bombing meant to show North Vietnam it has nothing to gain by delaying cease-fire agreement. Kissinger says enemy making massive effort to attack throughout South Vietnam just before declaration of cease-fire. News Secretary Ronald Ziegler says United States won't allow peace talks to be used as cover for enemy build-up.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani