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Laos / Situation Analysis #14397

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 24, 1971
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(Studio) White House source says decision to proceed with Laos invasion not made with overwhelming confidence. Pentagon assesses progress, prospects of Laos operation.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) [Defense Secretary LAIRD - says United States involvement in Vietnam continuing to decrease] [Lieutenant General John VOGT - says no enemy force stopping South Vietnam forces on Highway 9; those in field can't see whole picture.] Laird says operation success even if terminated now.
REPORTER:. John Scali

Smith, Howard K.

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