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Cambodia / Military Aid #481679

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 11, 1975
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(Studio) Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee votes 4 to 3 for $125 million additional mil. aid for Cambodia. Senator John Tower believes collapse of Cambodian government imminent and could come within days.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Today's actions major interim victory for President House For. Affairs subcommittee stalemates on military aid issue. [Senator Hubert HUMPHREY - explains For. Relations subcommittee voted to extend aid because 4 members thought it would help, but personally he doesn't believe more aid will help.] Senator For. Relations Committee chairperson John Sparkman says 75% of his mail running against more United States aid to Cambodia. Senators Paul Laxalt, Charles Percy say their mail overwhelmingly against further aid. [TOWER - doesn't think Cambodia salvable from military point of view.]
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin

(Studio) White House reaction to vote follows.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(White House) [Before congress vote, Defense Secretary James SCHLESINGER - says Cambodia could get by with lesser amount of aid than requested by President] Admin. officials say there's hope for negotiated settlement in Cambodia if government troops can hold out till rainy season.
REPORTER: John Cochran

Chancellor, John;
Cochran, John;
Mackin, Catherine

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