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    THE UNITED STATES DEFENCE SECRETARY, MR. ROBERT McNAMARA, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS?

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    THE UNITED STATES DEFENCE SECRETARY, MR. ROBERT McNAMARA, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF, GENERAL MAXWELL TAYLOR, ARRIVED IN SAIGON ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 24TH), FOR AN ON-THE-SPOT LOOK AT THE MILITARY SITUATION IN SOUTH VIETNAM. THEY WERE MET BY THE U.S. AMBASSADOR, MR. HENRY CABOT LODGE.

    MR. McNAMARA HAS GONE TO VIETNAM AT PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S REQUEST, TO EVALUATE EFFECTIVENESS OF AMERICA'S MASSIVE AID TO THE REPUBLIC, IN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE VIETCONG. (THE UNITED STATES IS SPENDING GBP500,000 DAILY, AND THERE ARE SOME 16,000 AMERICANS ADVISING THE VIETNAMESE).

    MR. McNAMARA AND GENERAL TAYLOR WERE LAST IN VIETNAM TWO YEARS AGO, WHEN THEY RECOMMEND THE MAJOR AMERICAN BUILD-UP. THE UNITED STATES DEFENCE SECRETARY, HAS NOW GONE ON A 'SEEING-FOR-HIMSELF' VISIT TO THE PROVINCES, BEFORE LEAVING THE COUNTRY NEXT MONDAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5X5UMBFXNT65JXDJRQ6GFP7IK
    Media URN:
    VLVA5X5UMBFXNT65JXDJRQ6GFP7IK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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