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Thailand Document / Senate and Defense Department #204990

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 12, 1969
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(Studio) Pentagon refuses to tell Senator of secret agreement with Thailand.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Senator William Fulbright calls General Richard Stilwell before closed For. Relations Committee meeting Stilwell signed document in 1965, but refuses to produce it for inspection. [FULBRIGHT - says not acceptable to have to rely on description of document. Feels Senator entitled to see document. Defense Department says it's military planning document, not commitment. Defense Department says it's not commitment.] [Senator Frank CHURCH - says we share in making of foreign policy. Won't accept briefing; have right to see agreements.] Fulbright to continue efforts to see document.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Defense Department says later Senators could see document at Pentagon. Church and Fulbright reject offer.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob

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