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Vietnam / Offensive #464933

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 07, 1972
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(Studio) 22 mile from Saigon, South Vietnam, enemy troops occupy village.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Phuoc An, South Vietnam) Communist troops occupy village during night. Town, on Highway 1, enables enemy to cut route from Saigon to Cambodia. Local militiamen fight with no air support nor artillery, but do not retreat. Invading forces may be North Vietnam or VC.
REPORTER: Arthur Lord

(Studio) Offensive is now ten weeks old. Major successes have been at An Loo and Quang Tri city. North Vietnam have failed, however, to capture Hue or Kontum.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(South Vietnam) 1972 North Vietnam offensive points up difficulty of fighting a defensive war. South Vietnam infantry proven unreliable, but rangers, marines, and airborne justify faith in Vietnamization. Offensive proved test of American willingness to respond, in air and sea operations. REPORTER: Rex Ellis

Chancellor, John;
Lord, Arthur

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