• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT NIXON DEFIED AN ANGRY SECTION OF CONGRESS WITH HIS DECISION TO SEND UNITED STATES TROOPS INTO CAMBODIA LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY).

  • Description

    PRESIDENT NIXON DEFIED AN ANGRY SECTION OF CONGRESS WITH HIS DECISION TO SEND UNITED STATES TROOPS INTO CAMBODIA LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY). IMMEDIATE REACTION TO THE PRESIDENT'S NATIONWIDE TELEVISION SPEECH INDICATED THAT MANY LEADING SENATORS WILL BE BITTERLY CONTESTING AMERICAN INVOLVEMENT IN CAMBODIA.

    THE GREATEST FEAR IN WASHINGTON IS THAT CAMBODIA MAY DEVELOP INTO A NEW VIETNAM, INVOLVING THE U.S. IN EVER INCREASING TROOP COMMITMENT - DESPITE PRESIDENT NIXON'S ASSURANCES TO THE CONTRARY.

    OPPOSING VIEWS ON THIS CONTROVERSY WERE GIVEN BY SENATOR JACOB JAVITS (NEW YORK), WHO RECALLED THAT AMERICAN INVOLVEMENT IN VIETNAM HAD STARTED AS A "LIMITED ACTION" AND HAD ESCALATED TO FEARFUL PROPORTIONS, AND SENATOR PETER DOMINICK (COLORADO), WHO REJECTED THE COMPARISON BETWEEN CAMBODIA AND VIETNAM.

    FROM SENATOR FRANK CHURCH (IDAHO) CAME THE VIEW THAT CONGRESS WOULD BE FORCED TO OPPOSE THE PRESIDENT BY LEGISLATING TO LIMIT INVOLVEMENT IN CAMBODIA:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABJYE2RSTFUHPBQCZDKV4UXHJL
    Media URN:
    VLVABJYE2RSTFUHPBQCZDKV4UXHJL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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