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Laos Operation / Aftermath #14826

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 26, 1971
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(Studio) North South Vietnam relatively quiet in aftermath of Laos Operation.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Khe Sanh, South Vietnam) United States wanted to pull out of Khe Sanh; South Vietnam wanted to stay, US to stay too; now dismantling Khe Sanh Base. Film shows GIs dismantling runway. [Unidentified GI - says built runway as permanent, cost $12 million; 50% destroyed in dismantling.] Khe Sanh requires strong force for security against enemy.
REPORTER: Don Farmer

(Studio) Senator Edmund Muskie criticizes Laos Operation.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) [MUSKIE - notes South Vietnam didn't stay in Laos long enough to seriously disrupt enemy supply flow; heavy casualties indicate military defeat.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

Reporter(s):
Farmer, Don;
Reasoner, Harry
Duration:
00:03:50

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