• Short Summary

    GENERAL MAXWELL TAYLOR ARRIVED IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) TO TAKE UP DUTY AS THE U.S.?

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    GENERAL MAXWELL TAYLOR ARRIVED IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) TO TAKE UP DUTY AS THE U.S. AMBASSADOR TO SOUTH VIETNAM. HE REPLACES MR HENRY CABOT LODGE WHO HAS RESIGNED TO ASSIST GOVERNOR WILLIAM SCRANTON IN HIS BID FOR THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION FOR THE UNITED STATES PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.

    IN A NEWS CONFERENCE SOON AFTER HIS ARRIVAL THE NEW AMBASSADOR SAID HE WAS IN SOUTH VIETNAM "TO TESTIFY THE DETERMINATION OF PRESIDENT JOHNSON AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT FREEDOM, INDEPENDENCE AND PEACE WOULD PREVAIL IN THE COUNTRY."
    GENERAL TAYLOR SAID HE BELIEVED PRESENT POLICIES FOR DEALING WITH VIETCONG GUERRILLAS WERE SOUND. "THEY REQUIRE ONLY VIGOROUS IMPLEMENTATION AND EXECUTION", HE SAID.

    HIS STATEMENT CAME IN THE WAKE OF A NEW VIETCONG ATTACK IN WHICH MORE THAN 50 GOVERNMENT TROOPS AND THREE ADVISERS -- TWO AUSTRALIAN AND ONE AMERICAN -- WERE KILLED. THEY DIED WHEN WAVES OF VIETCONG HURLED THEMSELVES ON A COMMANDO POST 370 MILES NORTH OF SAIGON IN A PRE-DAWN RAID.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAWW0U70SI2ON4CVWZPQCLXSED
    Media URN:
    VLVAWW0U70SI2ON4CVWZPQCLXSED
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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