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Cambodia / Increased United States Air Involvement #12529

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 20, 1971
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(Studio) President Nixon says United States not give air support to Cambodian operations, but would use air interdiction to prevent establishment of North Vietnam bases in Cambodia relevant to South Vietnam war.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Defense Secretary Laird says United States air power continue to hit, Laos, Cambodia, South Vietnam. [LAIRD - says United States provides air support for South Vietnam when they cannot supply it for themselves.] Nixon doctrine allows for air and sea support, precludes use of ground combat troops in Cambodia.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

(Studio) Senator Edward Kennedy finds trend in Cambodia "exceedingly distressing". Senator Frank Church asks Foreign Relations Committee to conduct thorough inquiry into Cambodia situation.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Reporter(s):
Peterson, Roger;
Smith, Howard K.
Duration:
00:02:10

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