• Short Summary

    UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF STATE WILLIAM P. ROGERS SAID YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) IN WASHINGTON THAT FIGHTING?

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    ESTABLISHING SHOT: ROGERS SPEAKING.



    TRANSCRIPT: ROGERS: "WE DO HAVE EVIDENCE THAT THE INFILTRATION IN THE LAST TWO OR THREE MONTHS HAS BEEN AT A FAIRLY LOW LEVEL. WHEN I SAY INFILTRATION I'M TALKING ABOUT TROOPS FROM NORTH VIETNAM, MEN FROM NORTH VIETNAM. I TALKED TO THE SECRETARY OF DEFENCE JUST BEFORE I CAME TO THIS PRESS CONFERENCE AND HE TOLD ME AS I SUSPECTED FROM BY BRIEFINGS THAT DURING THE LAST WEEK WE HAVE HAD THE LOWEST LEVEL OF COMBAT ACTIVITY IN VIETNAM FOR A LONG TIME, POSSIBLY DURING THE WHOLE WAR."



    REPORTER: "MR. SECRETARY IF THE REDUCTION IN THE LEVEL OF COMBAT CONTINUES IS IT THE INTENTION OF THE UNITED STATES ALSO REDUCE ITS LEVEL OF COMBAT?"



    ROGERS: "WELL, AS YOU KNOW IN THE THREE CRITERIA WHICH THE PRESIDENT HAS SET FORTH FOR DETERMINING TROOP REPLACEMENT AND THE SCHEDULE OF TROOP REPLACEMENT, ONE OF THOSE IS THE LEVEL OF HOSTILITIES BY THE ENEMY SO OBVIOUSLY IF THE LEVEL OF HOSTILITIES DECREASES AND ITS SIGNIFICANT OTHER THAN JUST PART OF THEIR SHORT TERM STRATEGY THAT WOULD EFFECT OUR DECISIONS ON THE QUESTION OF TROOP REPLACEMENTS."



    REPORTER: "ARE YOU SAYING THAT THE UNITED STATES WILL NOT CHANGE ITS ORDERS ON LEVEL OF COMBAT UNTIL THERE IS AN AGREEMENT TACIT OR FORMAL, ON THE WITHDRAWAL QUESTION?"



    ROGERS: "IF, THE RATE OF COMBAT FALLS OFF TO A VERY SMALL LEVEL THEN OBVIOUSLY OUR PLANS WILL CHANGE."




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    Background: UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF STATE WILLIAM P. ROGERS SAID YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) IN WASHINGTON THAT FIGHTING IN VIETNAM IN THE LAST WEEK MAY HAVE DROPPED TO THE LOWEST LEVEL OF ACTIVITY FOR A LONG TIME" POSSIBLY DURING THE WHOLE WAR."
    MR. ROGERS, SPEAKING AT A PRESS CONFERENCE, ALSO SAID THAT INFILTRATION FROM NORTH VIETNAM IN THE LAST TWO OR THREE MONTHS HAD BEEN AT "A FAIRLY LOW LEVEL."
    HE TOLD NEWSMEN:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA18G5QUHJQMFD9T8GWJHOH4FC7
    Media URN:
    VLVA18G5QUHJQMFD9T8GWJHOH4FC7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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