ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 17, 1978
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(Studio) Comment is on United States obsession that intervention is mistake, since Vietnam war era, and suggestions of "London Economist" magazine for changing this attitude and courting Vietnam with aid so that it can join prosperity of Asian neighbors instead of attempting to undermine them. Indications of Communist plans to make South Vietnam into base from which to destroy S.E. Asian ntns. noted; "Economist's" contention that United States won Vietnam war by defeating this goal stated. Formation of Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and others of common front called Association of S.E. Asian Ntns. (ASEAN) and its economy growth rate mentioned.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
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