• Short Summary

    A SECOND AIR STRIKE AGAINST MILITARY TARGETS IN NORTH VIETNAM WAS CARRIED OUT TODAY (MONDAY) BY SOUTH VIETNAMESE AND UNITED STATES AIRCRAFT.

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    A SECOND AIR STRIKE AGAINST MILITARY TARGETS IN NORTH VIETNAM WAS CARRIED OUT TODAY (MONDAY) BY SOUTH VIETNAMESE AND UNITED STATES AIRCRAFT. TWENTY-FOUR SOUTH VIETNAMESE BOMBERS, SUPPORTED BY U.S. JET FIGHTERS, BOMBED VINH GINH, ONLY A FEW MILES NORTH OF THE SOUTH VIETNAM-NORTH VIETNAM BORDER.

    A REPORT FROM SAIGON AFTERWARDS SAID THAT ABOUT 70 PER CENT OF THE OBJECTIVES HAD BEEN DESTROYED, AND ALL BUT ONE OF THE RAIDING AIRCRAFT HAD RETURNED TO BASE. THE PLANE LOST IS SAID TO HAVE BEEN SOUTH VIETNAMESE.

    THIS FOLLOWS YESTERDAY'S RAID ON DONG HOI, DURING WHICH 49 CARRIER BASED JET CARRIED OUT A REPRISAL RAID FOR THE VIET CONG'S ATTACKS EARLIER ON TWO U.S. BASES ON SOUTH VIETNAM. IN THESE ATTACKS 8 AMERICANS DIED AND 108 WERE WOUNDED.

    DETAILS OF THE U.S. ACTION YESTERDAY WAS GIVEN DURING A PRESS CONFERENCE BY MR ROBERT MCNAMARA, THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF DEFENCE. HE MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT (SOF) IN THIS WAY:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6ZR42C0I109UDLSTKBSXVH8XW
    Media URN:
    VLVA6ZR42C0I109UDLSTKBSXVH8XW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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