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President / South Vietnam Aid / Cong. #482574

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 08, 1975
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(Studio) Rptdly., General Frederick Weyand recommends President Ford send $1/2 billion in military aid to South Vietnam as quickly as possible. Weyand says South Vietnam to fight on if more aid provided; assistant Secretary of State Philip Habib believes there's chance South Vietnam can be saved if more military aid provided.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Weyand says South Vietnam under heavy pressure but haven't lost their will. [WEYAND - admits country can't survive without more aid.] [Senator John STENNIS - says military aid could give Saigon negotiating strength.]
REPORTER: Robert Goralski

(DC) Habib finds it difficult to convince congress committee South Vietnam can survive if given more aid. [Senator John SPARKMAN - says administration doesn't expect South Vietnam collapse.] [Senator Stuart SYMINGTON - doesn't think South Vietnam can last without heavy additional military aid; doesn't believe Congress to approve such aid.] [Senator Hubert HUMPHREY - doesn't intend to give any more money to government that won't stand up and fight.] [Senator Joseph BIDEN - thinks situation hopeless.] Senate majority leader Mike Mansfield says Congress ready to put stop to more military aid.
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Goralski, Robert;
Mackin, Catherine
Duration:
00:03:20

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