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Vietnam / Pullout / Nixon / Draft #205508

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 16, 1969
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(Studio) President Nixon announces 35,000 more troops to be pulled out.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [Pres, NIXON - reports reduction of Vietnam troop ceiling to 484,000 by Dec, 15. Minimum of 60,000 to have been withdrawn. United States has offered free elections; withdrawal of allied troops in 12 mos.; no military bases to be retained; to supervise cease-fires to help mutual pullouts'. willing, along with South Vietnam; to accept any outcome of free elections. `Right of people to decide own political futures, free of interference not negotiable. Time for meaningful talks here and end of war,]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(DC) South Vietnam Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky's withdrawal figure theoretically correct, White House, News Secretary Ronald Ziegler confirms in effect, President Nixon may suspend draft for short period. Ziegler has no information on whether Draft Director Lewis Hershey to be replaced. Congress and Defense Department spokesperson say Hershey to go.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Cronkite, Walter;
Rather, Dan

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