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Vietnam / Cong. #464105

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 18, 1972
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(Studio) Johnson administration Secretary Defense Clark Clifford tells House For. Affairs Committee that Nixon policy may continue war indefinitely.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [CLIFFORD - says United States should agree to get out, stop all activity for release of POWs and no attack on withdrawal. Says current policy increases danger of confrontation with Russia and China. Russia may want Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) agreement, German and Polish treaties, but at same time Vietnam will come loose.

(Studio) State Department notes North Vietnam terms don't fit Clifford's terms for peace. North Vietnam tell New York "Times" that E. German ship made way into Haiphong Harbor after United States laid mines. Defense Department denies report Reuter's news agency reports Russians in Peking say Soviet Union ships missiles to North Vietnam by rail across China to avoid mined harbors.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John

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