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Cambodia / Insurgent Rockets Cont. To Fall #482065

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 06, 1975
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(Studio) Hard-pressed government of Cambodia sends 1000 more men into combat N.W. of city's airport in attempt to reduce insurgent threat to Cambodia and Phnom Penh. Insurgents fire more than 40 rounds into airport, but neither United States rice nor ammunition airlifts stopped.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Phnom Penh, Cambodia) Fear of rockets keeps many civilians off street. US embassy denies United States Marine officers in Cambodia to coordinate American evacuation. Mood of embassy is business as usual. Everyone keeping eye on Phnom Penh airport, last link to outside world.
REPORTER: Jack Reynolds

(Studio) For few hrs. yesterday, airlifts of rice stopped after United States plane slightly damaged; plane managed to fly safely back to Saigon.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Rice flights resume. South Vietnam President Thieu discusses how situation in Cambodia affects situation in South Vietnam. [THIEU - says if Cambodia falls to Communists, they wouldn't attack South Vietnam. Confidence in United States to be lost if United States doesn't help Cambodia with military aid.] Thieu almost certain to run for reelection this summer.
REPORTER: David Cohler

(Studio) Assistant Secretary of State Philip Habib admits fall of Cambodia wouldn't have much effect on South Vietnam.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Cohler, David;
Reynolds, Jack

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