• Short Summary

    THE UNITED STATES AIRCRAFT CARRIER HANCOCK AND FOUR ESCORTING DESTROYERS ENTERED THE SEA OF JAPAN THIS WEEK FOR A JOINT OPERATION WITH THE SOUTH KOREAN NAVY.

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    THE UNITED STATES AIRCRAFT CARRIER HANCOCK AND FOUR ESCORTING DESTROYERS ENTERED THE SEA OF JAPAN THIS WEEK FOR A JOINT OPERATION WITH THE SOUTH KOREAN NAVY. REPORTS FROM SOUTH KOREAN SOURCES SAY THAT THE UNITED STATES ARE TO MAINTAIN AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER OFF THE KOREAN EAST COAST TO PREVENT NORTH KOREAN INFILTRATION INTO SOUTH KOREA BY SEA.

    THE USS HANCOCK WAS CARRYING ABOUT FORTY FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, WHICH TOOK PART IN THE MANOEUVRES. THE VISIT OF THE UNIT OF THE SEVENTH FLEET TO SOUTH KOREA WAS OFFICIALLY DESCRIBED AS A ROUTINE OPERATIONAL MISSION, BUT UNITED STATES AUTHORITIES DO NOT RULE OUT IT'S VALUES AS A GESTURE OF SUPPORT TO THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT.

    AFTER A VISIT TO THE HANCOCK BY THE SOUTH KOREAN PRIME MINISTER AND GENERAL HYUNG-TAI MOON, CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF, THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT-CONTROLLED NEWSPAPER QUOTED GENERAL MOON AS SAYING THAT HE UNDERSTOOD THAT WHEN THE HANCOCK LEFT IT WOULD BE REPLACED BY ANOTHER CARRIER 'TO MAINTAIN A CONSTANT SURVEILLANCE AGAINST NORTH KOREAN INFILTRATION'.

    THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT HAS SAID THAT IT WOULD NOT FILE A PROTEST AT THE FAILURE TO NOTIFY IT IN ADVANCE OF THE MANOEUVRES IN THE SEA OF JAPAN BECAUSE THE OPERATION DID NOT INCLUDE FIRING PRACTICE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEXER8SN70O1TC4SAUNDV6JUYM
    Media URN:
    VLVAEXER8SN70O1TC4SAUNDV6JUYM
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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