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Laos Situation #14470

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 04, 1971
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(Studio) News embargo concerning Laos situation lifted. 20,000 South Vietnam and 9,000 US forces advance to Khe Sanh, South Vietnam; no forces entered Laos, though possibility of attack still not ruled out. Film reports taken during embargo summarize activity.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Quang Tri, South Vietnam) Supplies landing regularly for days at Quang Tri; carried to front by helicopters and trucks.
REPORTER: Steve Bell

(Route 9, South Vietnam) Route 9 rebuilt for use in operation; little enemy resistance on highway between Quang Tri and Khe Sanh.
REPORTER: Don Farmer

(Khe Sanh, South Vietnam) Khe Sanh reopened by repairing old shell craters on landing strip, finding mines. Helicopters carry in supplies.
REPORTER: Steve Bell

(Khe Sanh, South Vietnam) Some helicopter pilots here in 1968 siege. [Warrant ofr. "Pappy" COWAN - too quiet, don't know what enemy up to.]
REPORTER: Don Farmer

(Khe Sanh, South Vietnam) Reports of United States advisors in ground reconnaissance inside Laos. United States helicopters carry reconstruction teams into Laos; filming of helicopters protested; GIs refuse to answer questions.
REPORTER: Steve Bell

(Studio) Pentagon maintains Green Berets not ground forces; can enter Laos on intelligence missions.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Bell, Steve;
Farmer, Don;
Reasoner, Harry

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