NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 04, 1972
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(Studio) United States ground troops in Vietnam probably will not enter battle. Air power will be used. Senator Barry Goldwater calls for all-out air attack on North Vietnam, incl. Haiphong harbor.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(pentagon) Pentagon calls North Vietnam offensive a Communist invasion. North Vietnam troops carry heavy antiaircraft weapons which endanger United States air power.
REPORTER: Robert Goralski
(State Department) State Department criticizes Russia for supplying North Vietnam with antiaircraft and other equipment to fight conventional, not guerrilla, war.
REPORTER: Ron Nessen
(White House) Nixon's plan to send South Vietnam troops into Laos last year forced Communists to fight conventionally. They gained confidence from those battles. North Vietnam will try to demonstrate Vietnamization program failing. US withdrawal will continue.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani
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