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Laos / South Vietnam Attack / United States Involvement #14312

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 19, 1971
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(Studio) North Vietnam counterattacks South Vietnam base in Laos; South Vietnam advance toward Tchepone, Laos at standstill.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) United States copters ready to ferry South Vietnam reinforcements into battle if major North Vietnam counterattack develops; South Vietnam cut 4 of 5 major arteries of Ho Chi Minh Trail. If South Vietnam forces surrounded, United States copters may airlift them back to South Vietnam.
REPORTER: John Scali

(Studio) Casualties reported.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Camp Carroll, South Vietnam) North Vietnam forces moving across DMZ (demilitarized zone) incring. pressure on US bases; ammo shortages due to ammo needed for Laos operation. [Pfc. Raymond HENDERSON - describes ammo shortages.] United States may have to increase South Vietnam artillery and air support in Laos.
REPORTER: Howard Tuckner

Reasoner, Harry;
Scali, John;
Smith, Howard K.;
Tuckner, Howard

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