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Pentagon Papers #16326

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 02, 1971
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(Studio) Defense Secretary Melvin River Laird begins trip to Japan and South Korea; Laird orders Rand Corp.'s access to secret papers ended.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Santa Monica, California) Defense Department personnel to control access to secret papers. [Rand Corporation spokesperson Jack VOGEL - says security system effectiveness depends on government screening of people.]
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

(Studio) General William C. Westmoreland predicted United States military build-up in South Vietnam in 1966 would lead to victory in 1967; former State Secretary Dean Rusk interviewed.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(No location given) [RUSK - in response to reporter's questions, says President Lyndon B. Johnson had not decided to bomb North Vietnam before 1964 election; Johnson decided to bomb North Vietnam after invasion following election; tells of recommending bombing halt.]

Gill, Bill;
Reasoner, Harry;
Shoemaker, Dick;
Smith, Howard K.

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