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China, PR / Vietnam Invasion #502916

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 19, 1979
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(Studio) Reports from both Washington, DC and Peking that China (PR) army has begun pullout from Vietnam noted; this reported unconfirmed. Radio Hanoi's report on fighting stated and said also unconfirmed. China's reason for attack into Vietnam cited as retaliation for Vietnam invasion into Cambodia, but thought not intended to bring on full-scale war. USSR reaction to invasion noted. Anchor questions Moscow correspondent, standing by in Moscow.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Moscow, USSR ) USSR reaction, chances of military action and certainty of Soviet aid to Vietnam, potential for border clashes between Sovs. and Chinese and contd. Soviet influence in Vietnam discussed.

(Studio) Invasion reported to have given ammo to opponents of Carter administration China policy, who point out that China might use same tactics against Taiwan.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) President Carter's return from Camp David and meeting with top national security advisers, include Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, noted. Officials' considerations outlined.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

Chancellor, John;
Pell, Gene;
Woodruff, Judy

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