• Short Summary

    THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF DEFENCE, MR ROBERT MCNANARA, ARRIVED IN THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE CAPITAL YESTERDAY (MONDAY) TO CONDUCT HIS EIGHTH ON-THE-SPOT SURVEY.

  • Description

    THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF DEFENCE, MR ROBERT MCNANARA, ARRIVED IN THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE CAPITAL YESTERDAY (MONDAY) TO CONDUCT HIS EIGHTH ON-THE-SPOT SURVEY. HE SPENT THE DAY IN INTENSE BRIEFINGS WITH AMERICAN DIPLOMATS AND MILITARY COMMANDERS.

    MR. MCNAMARA WAS TOLD IN SAIGON THERE WAS MORE OPTIMISM THERE ABOUT MILITARY PROGRESS THAN ABOUT THE PACIFICATION OR THE CIVILIAN SIDES OF THE VIETNAM CONFLICT.

    FORMAL DISCUSSIONS BEGAN YESTERDAY AFTERNOON FOR MR. MCNAMARA WITH AN OUTLINE BY THE UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR,MR. HENRY CABOT LODGE, ON THE POLITICAL, MILITARY AND ECONOMIC SITUATION.

    AFTER TWO DAYS OF TALKS IN SAIGON, MR. MCNAMARA PROBABLY WILL VISIT TROOPS IN THE FIELD BEFORE LEAVING ON THURSDAY NIGHT.

    HIS REPORT ON THE VISIT WILL BE ON THE AGENDA OF THE MANILA SUMMIT ON VIETNAM WHICH OPENS ON OCTOBER 24TH. PRESIDENT JOHNSON WILL ATTEND THE SUMMIT.

    MR. MCNAMARA'S SPECIAL AIRCRAFT FLYING HIM FROM HONOLULU TO SAIGON WAS DELAYED FOR AN HOUR WHEN IT WAS DIVERTED TO AVOID GIANT B-52 STRATOFORTRESSES FLYING TO BOMB TARGETS JUST NORTH OF THE DEMILITARISED ZONE BETWEEN NORTH AND SOUTH VIETNAM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE8R08LRZ11UTAR8CZN5Q5IFBV
    Media URN:
    VLVAE8R08LRZ11UTAR8CZN5Q5IFBV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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