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Vietnam War / Hijacking #465353

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 03, 1972
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(Studio) Battle plan for South Vietnam counteroffensive to retake Quang Tri city and Province was disclosed to North Vietnam in advance.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Security leak discovered before counteroffensive begun, but too late to change plans. Allied electronics experts monitoring all North Vietnam field radio transmissions discovered espionage within South Vietnam command.

(Studio) South Vietnam operations making slow but steady progress towards Quang Tri city. Enemy increasing attacks on weakened defense at Hue.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Hue, South Vietnam) Enemy rockets struck 2 locations inside Hue. South Vietnam artillery moved daily to avoid complete wipe-out by North Vietnam. Only 1st division left to defense Hue due to 20,000-man Quang Tri counteroffensive.
REPORTER: Tom Streithorst

(Studio) Nguyen Thai Binh shot and killed in attempted hijacking of 747 jet to Hanoi. Binh was returning home from 4 years of study in United States under US grant. Binh wanted to hijack plane as revenge for United States bombing of North Vietnam.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

Jones, Bob;
Streithorst, Tom;
Utley, Garrick

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