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Laos / North Vietnam Counterattack / United States Involvement #14434

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 26, 1971
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(Studio) 2 United States helicopter pilots hide 23 hrs. from North Vietnam after shot down in Laos; rescue helicopter recovers pilots.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Admin. spokesperson says United States ground forces may enter Laos or North Vietnam to aid rescue of United States pilots; policy not intended to initiate ground combat operations.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Studio) Senator John Sherman Cooper approves rescue policy.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Studio) North Vietnam Hill 31 capture in Laos confirmed; 2 South Vietnam outposts in Laos under attack. South Vietnam casualties highest since 1968 Tet offensive.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reporter(s):
Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Howard K.
Duration:
00:02:30

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