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Vietnam / Weyand and Martin / Cong. Aid #481963

NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 28, 1975
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(Studio) Army Chief of Staff General Frederick Weyand and Ambassador Graham Martin arrive in Vietnam to assess military situation for Ford.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Weyand was last commander of American troops here and fought here as dir. commander Ambassador Martin has been lobbying in Washington, DC for more military aid. General and ambassador met with South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu. Thieu criticized for not keeping military cmdrs. informed. Pressured to step down. Ques. asked: how much longer can South Vietnam survive?
REPORTER: Jack Reynolds

(Studio) Ford to meet with Weyand next week In 2 weeks, President to go before Congress joint session to report on United States foreign policy in state of world speech. Representative Robert Michel says not much chance for more South Vietnam aid.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) [MICHEL - speaks of congress disillusionment with supporting Vietnam war. Says Congress doesn't want slaughter on conscience, but can't be sure that inevitable wouldn't come anyway.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

Brokaw, Tom;
Reynolds, Jack

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