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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 25, 1969
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(Studio) Senator Edward Kennedy chairs sub-committee looking into South Vietnam refugee problem. Says United States and South Vietnam lack compassion for refugees and South Vietnam regime fails to win their allegiance with land reforms or pacification. South Vietnam government would defend pacification program.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Villagers return to former homes with South Vietnam Army as security. New plan supported by US. [American Civilian Advisory Program Ambassador William B. COLBY - says our effort is to bring security to people. Some exceptions in remote Vietnam areas.] Villagers return successfully to province in Delta. [Advisor David JAMES - says refugee probably asks self how long he can stay. Probably no refugees at all by 1969's end.] [Advisor Richard HOMGREN - calls Vietnam people tough.]
REPORTER: George Syvertsen

Reasoner, Harry;
Syvertsen, George

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