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Cambodia / Offensive #470068

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 04, 1973
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(Studio) Communists tighten siege Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Highway 1, Cambodia) Refugees and soldiers fill highway 1. Are on way to capital. Most of the 10,000 refugees are in Phnom Penh to escape American bombing. United States wants Cambodian President Lon Nol to step down so settlement can be reached with Communists
REPORTER: Phil Brady

(Studio) If city continues to be cut off, food may have to be airlifted in by US. Defense Secretary Elliot Richardson and Chairperson Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Thomas Moorer concerned with Cambodian situation.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [MOORER - says sees no threat of immediate collapse in Cambodia. US may step up bombing.] [RICHARDSON - says United States wants to prevent Communist takeover in Cambodia because would endanger South Vietnam.] Congress liberals say President has no authority to continue United States bombing in Cambodia. [Senator Edward KENNEDY - says administration is giving rerun of discredited domino theory that got United States involved in Vietnam in first place.]

Brady, Phil;
Chancellor, John;
Duke, Paul

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