• Short Summary

    SOUTH VIETNAM WILL GO UNDER FULL MOBILISATION SO THAT VIETNAMESE SOLDIERS RATHER THAN AMERICANS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO MEET NEW TROOP DEMANDS.

  • Description

    SOUTH VIETNAM WILL GO UNDER FULL MOBILISATION SO THAT VIETNAMESE SOLDIERS RATHER THAN AMERICANS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO MEET NEW TROOP DEMANDS.

    THIS WAS ANNOUNCED BY PRESIDENT NGUYEN VAN THIEU IN SAIGON ON SUNDAY WHILE ADDRESSING 10,000 STUDENTS AT THE END OF THEIR THREE-WEEK COMPULSORY MILITARY TRAINING.

    THE MOBILISATION, SAID THE PRESIDENT, WILL COME IN THE AUTUMN, AND ADDED "THIS YEAR WILL BE A DECISIVE ONE FOR BOTH THE UNITED STATES AND OUR ADVERSARY".

    PRESIDENT THIEU'S SPEECH CAME ONLY HOURS AFTER PRESIDENT JOHNSON SAID THAT ANY FURTHER INCREASES IN THE U.S. COMMITMENT IN VIETNAM WILL BE ONLY MODERATE.

    IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (TUESDAY), PRESIDENT THIEU SAID THAT AMERICAN TROOPS COULD START WITHDRAWING FROM VIETNAM BY THE END OF THIS YEAR.

    HE SAID HE WOULD NEVER ASK THE AMERICANS TO LEAVE, BUT IF THE U.S. ASKED TO START CUTTING DOWN THEIR TROOPS, VIETNAMESE FORCES COULD BE BUILT UP SUFFICIENTLY FAST TO ENABLE THIS WITHDRAWAL TO START.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA60SAQZ0CGF1I2WFBQ8YGMA0X4
    Media URN:
    VLVA60SAQZ0CGF1I2WFBQ8YGMA0X4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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