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Laos / American Involvement #200749

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 21, 1969
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(Studio) Senator Sub. Committee tries to find out degree of American involvement in Laos. Report on it.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Laos) Laotian Army training shown. North Vietnam fights South Vietnam and Laos. [Chief of Staff General Oudone SANANIKONE - says we fight 2/3 North Vietnam and 1/3 Pathet Lao.] [Bangkok Post T.D. ALLMAN - says enemy can take over any place in Laos, but Capitol.] Communist approved film shows enemy on Ho Chi Minh trail. [Vice President National Assembly Chao SOPSAISANA - says enemy wants all Laos.] No for. troops allowed here, according to 1962 Geneva Treaty. United States Embassy in Laos has 72 military attaches. Air American shuttles cargo around Laos. United States jets bomb Laos, but military refuses to speak on matter. [ALLMAN - says Laos bombing increase five-fold.] Laos Air Force tries to stop infiltration. CBS flies with them on bombing run. Danger is Laos may turn into another Vietnam.
REPORTER: Don Webster

Cronkite, Walter;
Webster, Don

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