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Vietnam / Withdrawal / Nixon #203952

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 09, 1969
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(Studio) Many American soldiers may come home soon.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Key Biscayne, Florida) President Nixon to withdraw 35-50,000 in early summer. Hopes to divert summer city violence from anti-war protests. Attorney General John Mitchell and Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Robert Finch discuss reducing Vietnam issue as spark. Reduction point of long-range plan for phasing out troops based on South Vietnam ability to defend self,pol. and military
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) 25th Div. rumored to be 1st troops to pull out. Washington, DC denies report Reduction of 50,000 would still leave 500,000.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Rather, Dan

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