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    THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF DEFENCE, MR. MCNAMARA AND THE NEW AMBASSADOR APPOINTED TO SOUTH?

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    THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF DEFENCE, MR. MCNAMARA AND THE NEW AMBASSADOR APPOINTED TO SOUTH VIETNAM, MR. HENRY CABOT LODGE, ARRIVED IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (FRIDAY). MASSIVE SECURITY PRECAUTIONS WERE TAKEN AT TAN-SON-NHUT AIRPORT NEAR SAIGON PRIOR TO THE ARRIVAL OF THE TWO AMERICAN OFFICIALS.

    MR. MCNAMARA, MR. CABOT LODGE AND GEN. EARLE WHEELER, CHAIRMAN OF THE U.S. JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF, ARE SPENDING FIVE DAYS IN SOUTH VIETNAM. DURING HIS LAST VISIT TO SAIGON IN MAY LAST YEAR, MR. MCNAMARA WAS THE INTENDED VICTIM OF A BOMB PLOT. THE WOULD-BE ASSASSIN WAS CAUGHT AND LATER SHOT.

    SHORTLY AFTER THEIR ARRIVAL THE THREE MEN MET WITH SENIOR AMERICAN AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE MILITARY COMMANDERS TO DISCUSS THE CURRENT SITUATION IN THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE VIET CONG. THEIR BRIEFING ON THE SITUATION LASTED MORE THAN FOUR HOURS.

    TODAY (SATURDAY) IT WAS DISCLOSED THAT UNITED STATES MILITARY ADVISERS HAD RECOMMENDED TO UNITED STATES OFFICIALS AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF AMERICAN COMBAT TROOPS IN SOUTH VIETNAM. A MILITARY ADVISER TOLD REPORTERS THAT THE RECOMMENDATION WAS SIMILAR TO THE REQUEST MADE YESTERDAY BY VIETNAMESE LEADERS. THERE ARE AT PRESENT NEARLY 83,000 AMERICANS IN SOUTH VIETNAM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8ZNLDPUYCHD0GM7G6N11H1ZKC
    Media URN:
    VLVA8ZNLDPUYCHD0GM7G6N11H1ZKC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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