• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT NGUYEN VAN THIEU TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) THAT IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR ALL UNITED STATES COMBAT TROOPS TO BE WITHDRAWN FROM THE COUNTRY BY THE END OF THIS YEAR.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT NGUYEN VAN THIEU TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) THAT IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR ALL UNITED STATES COMBAT TROOPS TO BE WITHDRAWN FROM THE COUNTRY BY THE END OF THIS YEAR. THE PRESIDENT SAID IT MIGHT BE YEARS BEFORE ALL AMERICAN COMBAT TROOPS WOULD LEAVE.

    HE TOLD THE PRESS CONFERENCE THAT SOUTH VIETNAM WOULD CONTINUE ITS POLICY OF REGULARLY REPLACING AMERICAN TROOPS IN 1970 AND YEARS TO COME. COMBAT TROOPS WOULD BE NEEDED TO PROVIDE PROTECTION FOR AMERICAN LOGISTICS AND SUPPORT TROOPS FOR SOME YEARS. PRESIDENT THIEU SAID HE HOPED SOUTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS WOULD PROVIDE THIS PROTECTION, BUT THE ADDED THAT SOUTH VIETNAM HAD LIMITED MANPOWER AND NEEDED TIME TO TRAIN ITS MEN. HE SAID THAT SOUTH VIETNAM WAS DETERMINED TO GRADUALLY TAKE OVER THE CONDUCT OF THE WAR, BUT IT WAS CRUCIAL THAT THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT PROVIDE ADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, FUNDS AND TRAINING FOR THE PROGRAMME OF STRENGTHENING SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES.

    TURNING TO THE PARIS TALKS, PRESIDENT THIEU SAID HE HAD NO CONFIDENCE IN THE PROGRESS OF THE TALKS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA581VN1CTDNWN86R0HXN02J081
    Media URN:
    VLVA581VN1CTDNWN86R0HXN02J081
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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