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Vietnam Invasion / China, PR / USSR #58053

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 18, 1979
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(Studio) USSR 's warning to China (PR) to withdraw troops from Vietnam cited. Chinese invasion said continuing. Details given.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Hong Kong) Chinese television film of history of conflict shown. Vietnam claims of having beaten back invasion noted. Attack reported to be punishment of Vietnam for Cambodian occupation and alliance with USSR and also to divert troops from Cambodia.
REPORTER: Jim Laurie

(Studio) USSR -Vietnam friendship treaty described. Possibility of USSR military involvement in conflict noted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Moscow, USSR ) "Pravda" articles on Chinese invasion of Vietnam cited. Speculations of effects of Chinese invasion given.
REPORTER: Charles Bierbauer

(DC) American intelligence experts reported to expect a USSR ground attack on China (PR) at Ussuri River area. Clash there ten years ago cited. [Senator Howard BAKER - speaks of possible troop incursions and naval involvement.]
REPORTER: John Scali

(Studio) Carter administration officials say conflict does not immediately threaten US ints.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Bierbauer, Charles;
Donaldson, Sam;
Laurie, Jim;
Scali, John

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