• Short Summary

    THE UNITED STATES AND SOUTH KOREA ARE PLANNING TO ESTABLISH A PLANT IN SEOUL TO PRODUCE THE M-16 RIFLE -- THE STANDARD WEAPON OF THE UNITED STATES AND HER ALLIES IN THE VIETNAM CONFLICT.

  • Description

    THE UNITED STATES AND SOUTH KOREA ARE PLANNING TO ESTABLISH A PLANT IN SEOUL TO PRODUCE THE M-16 RIFLE -- THE STANDARD WEAPON OF THE UNITED STATES AND HER ALLIES IN THE VIETNAM CONFLICT. THE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE IN A JOINT COMMUNIQUE WHICH FOLLOWED TWO DAYS OF TALKS -- THE SECOND OF SUCH ANNUAL MEETINGS -- WHICH STARTED ON MONDAY TO DISCUSS HOW TO STRENGTHEN SOUTH KOREA'S DEFENCE AGAINST REPORTED INCREASING INFILTRATION FROM NORTH KOREA.

    THE UNITED STATES DELEGATION TO THE TALKS WAS HEADED BY UNDER-SECRETARY OF DEFENCE DAVID PACKARD, AND THE SOUTH KOREAN DELEGATION BY DEFENCE MINISTER CHUNG SIK IM.

    SOUTH KOREA WANTS TO ARM ITS TROOPS MANNING MOST OF THE 150-MILE (240 KM) DEMILITARIZED ZONE WITH M-16 RIFLES. AT PRESENT ABOUT 10-THOUSAND OF THEM ARE EQUIPPED WITH THE RIFLES, THE REST USING THE HEAVIER AND OLDER M-1 MODEL.

    IN A BRIEF REFERENCE TO SOUTH VIETNAM, THE COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AFTER THE TALKS EXPRESSED THE DETERMINATION OF THEIR GOVERNMENTS TO CONTINUE TO ASSIST THE REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACZG3UZ4WJ6ZEKB0277DQ7X9RZ
    Media URN:
    VLVACZG3UZ4WJ6ZEKB0277DQ7X9RZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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