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Vietnam / History; President Address #20354

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 26, 1972
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(Studio) In 1965, North Vietnam threatened to cut South Vietnam in two. United States responded with first American ground troops and 2000 GIs killed in IaDrang Valley. Communists were contained and United States began to try to impose military order. Now, 7 years later Communist are pressing in central highlands again, against Kontum and Pleiku, threatening to divide South Vietnam.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(White House) President Nixon will announce continuation of United States ground troop withdrawals from South Vietnam in speech to nation tonight; although massive build-up of United States air and sea power continues. President will say United States ambassador is returning to Paris Peace Talks. Russia has arranged secret talks between President aide Henry Kissinger and North Vietnam's Le Duc Tho.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Studio) President's address set for 10:00 p.m. EST.

Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry

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