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Vietnam / Thant / Komer / Reduction #199779

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 23, 1968
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(Studio) United Nations Secretary General U Thant says most of United Nations members would vote for bombing cease-fire of North Vietnam if put to test. State Department disputes remark. United States Ambassador George Ball says it could hurt Paris Peace Talks. Hd. United States pacification program in South Vietnam, Robert Komer, speaks of growing hope for end to fighting. US command orders survey to see how many Americans could be withdrawn without hurting war effort. Americans total 535,000. UPI feels it could be reduced by 25% through streamlining units.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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