ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 25, 1972
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(Studio) President aide Henry Kissinger's secret assessment of Vietnam war for President Nixon, released. Compiled shortly after Nixon took office, it warms against Vietnamization.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) Washington "Post" publishes summary conclusions of classified document. Kissinger sought answers to 28 questions on Vietnam war from depts. and agencies involved. Disagreement noted on effectiveness of bombing, etc., but agencies agree pacification will take from 8-13 years, and South Vietnam needs United States combat support. These points make Vietnamization policy seem unwise. [Senator Mike GRAVEL - says study is damaging to Nixon. Tries to make entire study public by entering it into Congressional Record.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
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