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Vietnam / US-South Vietnam Politics / Discussion #493

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 12, 1968
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(Studio) Wednesday session of peace talks cancelled. Clark Clifford denounces South Vietnam. Frank Reynolds talks to reporters about United States and South Vietnam.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) John Scali in Washington, DC and Ted Koppel in NYC. Felt impasse can't be allowed to continue much longer. Significant Clifford acted tough 1 day after President Johnson's meeting with Richard Nixon. Clifford was at meeting Nixon probably approved Clifford statement. Nixon gone further than any President-elect with show of unanimity. Hoped Nguyen Van Thieu may relent. United States tactics compared to detectives who are both harsh and soothing to suspect. Indicated Thieu tried to drive wedge between President Johnson and Richard Nixon.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds; John Scali; Ted Koppel

Reynolds, Frank;
Scali, John

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