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    ABOUT 2,000 STUDENT DEMONSTRATORS WITH ANTI-COMMUNIST AND ANTI-NEUTRALIST SLOGANS WERE AMONG A HUGE CROWD THAT ASSEMBLED AT THE SAIGON AIRPORT ON SUNDAY, HOURS BEFORE THE ARRIVAL OF MR.

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    ABOUT 2,000 STUDENT DEMONSTRATORS WITH ANTI-COMMUNIST AND ANTI-NEUTRALIST SLOGANS WERE AMONG A HUGE CROWD THAT ASSEMBLED AT THE SAIGON AIRPORT ON SUNDAY, HOURS BEFORE THE ARRIVAL OF MR. ROBERT McNAMARA, UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF DEFENCE.

    ELABORATE SECURITY PRECAUTIONS WERE TAKEN WHEN MR. McNAMARA, GENERAL MAXWELL TAYLOR AND TOP-RANKING OFFICIALS FLEW IN FOR ON-THE-SPOT ASSESSMENT OF THE SOUTH VIETNAM WAR.

    AMONG THOSE PRESENT AT THE AIRPORT WERE UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR TO SOUTH VIETNAM, MR. HENRY CABOT LODGE, AND GENERAL PAUL HARKINS, HEAD OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ASSISTANCE COMMAND.

    MR. McNAMARA, IN A SPEECH, SAID: "THE UNITED STATES WILL MAINTAIN ITS INTEREST AND PRESENCE IN SOUTH VIETNAM. WE SHALL STAY FOR AS LONG AS IT TAKES TO DEFEAT THE COMMUNIST VIETCONG."
    LATER, MR. McNAMARA AND AMBASSADOR LODGE CALLED ON MAJOR-GENERAL DUONG VAN MINH, CHIEF OF STATE. THEY TALKED FOR SOME TIME BEFORE CALLING ON THE PRIME MINSTER, MAJOR-GENERAL NGUYEN KHANH.

    MEANWHILE, INFORMED SOURCES SAID TOP ITEMS ON THE AGENDA FOR DISCUSSIONS IN SAIGON WOULD BE THE POSSIBILITY OF MILITARY ACTION AGAINST NORTH VIETNAM, PROPOSALS FOR THE POSSIBLE FORMATION OF A JOINT AMERICAN-VIETNAMESE MILITARY COMMAND AND THE EVACUATION OF AMERICAN DEPENDANTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1DMYEDDSOH4QT9KHG5BEOU2L4
    Media URN:
    VLVA1DMYEDDSOH4QT9KHG5BEOU2L4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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