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    THE UNITED STATES DEFENCE SECRETARY, MR. ROBERT MCNAMARA RETURNED TO WASHINGTON TODAY (FRIDAY) AFTER A?

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    THE UNITED STATES DEFENCE SECRETARY, MR. ROBERT MCNAMARA RETURNED TO WASHINGTON TODAY (FRIDAY) AFTER A FOUR DAY VISIT TO SOUTH VIETNAM WHICH HE HAS DESCRIBED AS "VERY PRODUCTIVE". DURING HIS TRIP HE VISITED MANY AMERICAN MILITARY UNITS, INCLUDING THE U.S. FIRST CALVARY BASE AT PHU CAT, IN CENTRAL VIETNAM.

    AT THE PHU CAT BASE MR. MCNAMARA WAS BRIEFED BY THE BASE COMMANDER ON THE LATEST VIET CONG SITUATION. THERE WAS A GUARD OF HONOUR FOR HIM BEFORE HE LEFT IN AN ARMED HELICOPTER TO FLY TO OTHER AMERICAN-MANNED BASES.

    MR. MCNAMARA SAID TODAY THAT THE AMERICAN FORCES HAD BLUNTED A COMMUNIST DRIVE TO CUT SOUTH VIETNAM IN HALF, AND HAD INFLICTED HEAVY CASUALTIES ON ENEMY TROOPS. HE SAID THE BOMBING OF NORTH VIETNAM WAS TAKING ITS TOLL AND THE ROUTES USED BY INFILTRATORS HAD BEEN CHANGED FROM LAOS TO THE DEMILITARISED ZONE BETWEEN NORTH AND SOUTH VIETNAM. HE PREDICTED HEAVY LOSSES WOULD ALSO BE SUFFERED ALONG THIS ROUTE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA95T8TB2SG6Y5G1X2JQXCXRL60
    Media URN:
    VLVA95T8TB2SG6Y5G1X2JQXCXRL60
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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