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India-Pakistan / US #13793

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 15, 1971
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(Studio) President aide Henry Kissinger said yesterday President Nixon may reconsider Moscow trip if USSR conts. to block peace moves. Today White House Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler says trip not an issue, but US-USSR relations could be affected if war spreads to West Pakistan. Ziegler made no comment on US naval task force in Bay of Bengal.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(State Department) State Department makes no comment on mission of naval task force led by carrier Enterprise; ships headed toward Bay of Bengal, supposedly to counter large USSR build up there. Americans can be evacuated via fleet, though evacuation plans via Thailand `copters planned. Naval maneuver said similar to 1 made in Mideast earlier this year for Jordan.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Koppel, Ted;
Smith, Howard K.

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