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Vietnam / Rogers Statement / Green Berets #12667

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 29, 1971
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(Studio) B-52's increase Ho Chi Minh Trail bombing at Laos-South Vietnam border.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Secretary of State Rogers maintains Laos enemy sanctuaries a menace to South Vietnam. [ROGERS - Enemy supplies building up Laos panhandle; continue to bomb Ho Chi Minh Trail; wait and see further action; don't rule out use of air power supporting fight against North Vietnam in Indochina.] Rogers pledges US lives up to ban against use of United States ground combat forces in Laos.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Green Berets training Cambodians in South Vietnam.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(South Vietnam) Cambodians receiving 12 weeks training equivalent to United States GIs training before sent to Vietnam. Training officially under South Vietnam cmdrs.; Green Berets doing actual training. United States officials insist United States participation temporary; turn training over to South Vietnam, as soon as South Vietnam able to handle it.
REPORTER: Don Farmer

Donaldson, Sam;
Farmer, Don;
Reasoner, Harry

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