• Short Summary

    THE CHAIRMAN OF THE UNITED STATES JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF, GENERAL EARLE WHEELER, ARRIVED IN SAIGON ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, AT THE START OF A FACT-FINDING TOUR TO PREPARE A PROGRESS REPORT ON THE MILITARY SITUATION IN VIETNAM FOR PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON.

  • Description

    THE CHAIRMAN OF THE UNITED STATES JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF, GENERAL EARLE WHEELER, ARRIVED IN SAIGON ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, AT THE START OF A FACT-FINDING TOUR TO PREPARE A PROGRESS REPORT ON THE MILITARY SITUATION IN VIETNAM FOR PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON. HE WAS MET BY GENERAL CREIGHTON ABRAMS, COMMANDER OF THE U.S. FORCES IN VIETNAM.

    HIS REPORT WILL HELP GUIDE THE PRESIDENT IN THE DECISION ON FUTURE TROOP WITHDRAWALS AFTER THE SECOND CONTINGENT OF 35,000 LEAVE BY NEXT DECEMBER 15TH. THE CRITERIA FOR SUCH WITHDRAWALS, HOWEVER, REMAINS THE SAME, HE ADDED: PROGRESS AT THE PARIS PEACE TALKS, THE LEVEL OF MILITARY ACTIVITY, AND PROGRESS TOWARDS THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES PLAYING A GREATER PART IN THE WAR. HE STRESSED THAT HIS MISSION WAS TO MAKE A CLOSE STUDY OF THE LAST TWO POINTS.

    HIS ARRIVAL CAME AT A TIME WHEN THERE WERE GROWING INDICATIONS OF DIFFERENCES ON THE BATTLEFIELD BETWEEN THE U.S. AND THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE COMMANDS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEPHZ59JH20C8QP6J7XWWGLN8S
    Media URN:
    VLVAEPHZ59JH20C8QP6J7XWWGLN8S
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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