• Short Summary

    GOVERNOR NELSON ROCKEFELLER, DURING A TELEVISION INTERVIEW IN NEW YORK YESTERDAY (SUNDAY), SAID THAT THE VIETNAM CONFLICT CAN ONLY BE SETTLED NOW BY NEGOTIATION.

  • Description


    ROCKEFELLER BEING INTERVIEWED (SOF).



    TRANSCRIPT: REPORTER: "GOVERNOR, IN A MAJOR SPEECH YOU MADE IN 1964, YOU SAID WINNING THE FIGHT FOR FREEDOM - AND THESE ARE YOUR WORDS - IN VIETNAM IS ESSENTIAL TO THE SURVIVAL OF ALL OF ASIA. THE COMMUNISTS, VIET CONG, GUERILLAS MUST BE DEFEATED. NOW, ARE YOU STILL COMMITTED TO THAT OR HAVE YOU CHANGED YOUR POSITION ON THAT?"



    ROCKEFELLER: "IT HAS BEEN CLEAR TO ME THAT ESCALATION THAT TOOK PLACE SINCE THEN IS NOT ANSWER. WE'RE NOT JUST FIGHTING THE NORTH VIETNAMESE OR THE VIET CONG; WE'RE FIGHTING THE CHINESE AND THE SOVIET UNION. AND THAT THEY CAN MATCH US IN MANPOWER OTHER THAN NUCLEAR WAR, WHICH IS NOT A SOLUTION, WHICH IS A TRAGEDY, AND THEREFORE THE CONFERENCE TABLE IS THE PLACE TO SETTLE THIS, AND I'M CONVINCED IT CAN BE DONE THERE."



    REPORTER: "YOU NO LONGER BELIEVE THEN THAT THE VIET CONG MUST BE DEFEATED? IS THAT CORRECT?"



    ROCKEFELLER: "WELL, FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF MILITARY, THE USE OF MILITARY FORCE AND THE USE OF SUBVERSION, THAT IN MY OPINION THAT THIS CAN BE WASHED OUT IN A SETTLEMENT, A PEACE SETTLEMENT, AND THAT THEIR ONLY ROLE WOULD BE THROUGH THE USE OF THE BALLOT, NOT THE BULLET, AND THAT THIS IS A PRINCIPLE THAT CAN AND MUST BE ESTABLISHED THROUGH NEGOTIATION."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: GOVERNOR NELSON ROCKEFELLER, DURING A TELEVISION INTERVIEW IN NEW YORK YESTERDAY (SUNDAY), SAID THAT THE VIETNAM CONFLICT CAN ONLY BE SETTLED NOW BY NEGOTIATION.

    HE SAID THAT THE ONLY MILITARY SOLUTION POSSIBLE IN THE CONFLICT WAS THE USE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS, AND THIS WOULD BE A TRAGEDY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB3W841DY5FUFUBE4BKQ167JB6
    Media URN:
    VLVAB3W841DY5FUFUBE4BKQ167JB6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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