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    MAJOR-GENERAL EDWARD LANSDALE - A UNITED STATES COUNTER-INSURGENCY EXPERT - ARRIVED IN SAIGON ON SUNDAY.?

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    MAJOR-GENERAL EDWARD LANSDALE - A UNITED STATES COUNTER-INSURGENCY EXPERT - ARRIVED IN SAIGON ON SUNDAY. HIS MISSION IS TO LEAD A NEW OFFENSIVE AGAINST THE VIETCONG - PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE.

    MAJOR-GENERAL LANSDALE WILL BE ATTACHED TO THE UNITED STATES EMBASSY IN SAIGON AS A SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO MR. HENRY CABOT LODGE, THE AMERICAN AMBASSADOR THERE.

    SOUTH VIETNAM WILL NOT BE NEW TO GENERAL LANSDALE. HE SERVED THERE DURING THE EARLY DAYS OF THE NGO DINH DIEM REGIME. HE LEFT THE COUNTRY AMID RUMOURS THAT HE HAD FALLEN OUT WITH THE VIETNAMESE LEADER.

    GENERAL LANSDALE IS A RETIRED AIR FORCE OFFICER. HE WAS A CLOSE ADVISOR TO THE LATE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES, MR. RAMON MAGSAYSAY, IN HIS STRUGGLE AGAINST THE "HUKS".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3PT7HIAQQ6EL86JDUUYZQRKP7
    Media URN:
    VLVA3PT7HIAQQ6EL86JDUUYZQRKP7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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