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Laos Situation #14335

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 02, 1971
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(Studio) USSR Premier Kosygin repeats claim of South Vietnam invasion of Laos; Japan news agency says 5,000 South Vietnam in attack; no official word in US.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) [Secretary Defense LAIRD - says news embargo still in effect concerning Laos situation; United States will not commit ground combat forces to fighting in Laos.]
REPORTER: No reporter given.

(DC) 35,000 South Vietnam and United States troops attack North South Vietnam to eliminate enemy capacity to launch offensive; South Vietnam may continue attack in Laos with United States air support; enemy heavily fortified in Laos.
REPORTER: John Scali

(DC) Sources report South Vietnam fighting in Laos 1 1/2 days; United States helped fighting in N. South Vietnam; United States Commander General Abrams decides when to lift news embargo.

(Studio) Senator For. Relations Committee requests Secys. Rogers and Laird appear to explain situation.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Gill, Bill;
Scali, John;
Smith, Howard K.

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