• Short Summary

    THE SOVIET UNION TONIGHT (FRIDAY) WARNED THE UNITED STATES AGAINST SENDING ANOTHER 50,000 TROOPS INTO SOUTH VIETNAM - AN ACTION, IT SAID, TENDED TO WIDEN THE WAR.

  • Description

    THE SOVIET UNION TONIGHT (FRIDAY) WARNED THE UNITED STATES AGAINST SENDING ANOTHER 50,000 TROOPS INTO SOUTH VIETNAM - AN ACTION, IT SAID, TENDED TO WIDEN THE WAR.THE SOVIET STATEMENT CAME AS APPEALS WERE MADE IN WORLD CAPITALS FOR END TO THE FIGHTING IN VIETNAM, AND THE ARRIVAL IN WASHINGTON OF MR.QUAISON-SACKEY, GHANA'S FOREIGN MINISTER, WITH A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT NKRUMAH ON SOUTH VIETNAM.

    THE MESSAGE TO PRESIDENT JOHNSON FOLLOWED A VISIT TO HANOI, NORTH VIETNAM'S CAPITAL, BY A SPECIAL EMISSARY OF THE GHANAIAN PRESIDENT.AT THE WHITE HOUSE, PRESIDENT JOHNSON CONFERRED FOR 15-MINUTES WITH MR.QUAISON-SACKEY, BUT NO STATEMENT ISSUED.WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS SAID NO DETAILS WOULD BE RELEASED UNTIL PRESIDENT JOHNSON HAD REPLIED AND PRESIDENT NKRUMAH HAD MADE HIS RESPONSE.

    AS THE OFFENSIVE ON THE DIPLOMATIC FRONT REACHED A NEW PEAK, THE VIETCONG, TOO, LAUNCHED A POLITICAL OFFENSIVE OF ITS OWN.IT MADE THE FIRST OPEN APPEAL TO NORTH VIETNAM FOR REINFORCEMENTS TO COUNTER THE U.S.DECISION TO SEND THE ADDITIONAL 50,000 MEN TO VIETNAM.

    AMERICA'S GROWING ROLE IN VIETNAM HAS CHANGED THE COMPLEXION OF THE WAR FROM AMBUSH AND COUNTER-STRIKE TO A SOPHISTICATED CAMPAIGN USING EVERY MODERN TECHNIQUE OF MILITARY SCIENCE.NOT LEAST AMONGST THE WEAPONS BEING USED BY THE AMERICANS AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE IS THE USE LIGHT AIRCRAFT FOR STRIKE CONTROL.

    USE OF SPOTTER AIRCRAFT IN WARFARE IS NOT NEW, BUT IN THE JUNGLES AND THE MOSAICS OF PADDY FIELDS WHICH MAKE UP SOUTH VIETNAM'S TERRAIN THEY BECOME THE MOST EFFICIENT MEANS OF 'SPOTTING' ENEMY CONCENTRATIONS.SLOW THEY MAY BE, BUT THESE LIGHT, MANOEUVRABLE PLANES MAKE A HARD TARGET.THEIR JOB IS TO 'SPOT' AND THEN DIRECT THE FIGHTER-BOMBERS OVER THE TARGET AREA.

    TACTICS SUCH AS THIS ENABLE AIR POWER TO ACHIEVE GREATER ACCURACY THAN EVER BEFORE AGAINST TACTICAL TARGETS.THE STRIKE CONTROL AIRCRAFT ARE ALSO THE LAST TO LEAVE THE TARGET AREA - MORE OFTEN THAN NOT THEY WILL MAKE A FINAL RECONNAISSANCE TO ASSESS HOW EFFECTIVE THESE STRIKES HAVE BEEN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA24VOZYMKE46RXOMQ9H6D111YA
    Media URN:
    VLVA24VOZYMKE46RXOMQ9H6D111YA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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