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Green Beret Case / Charges Dropped / Bailey / Rheault / Abrams #205730

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 29, 1969
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(Studio) Army drops charges against 8 Green Berets.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [Army Secretary Stanley RESOR - says CIA won't let its personnel testify in trial. Defendants can't get fair trial, so charges to be dropped. Men to be assigned outside Vietnam. Army won't condone alleged unlawful acts.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(DC) Resor and General Creighton Abrams were eager to prosecute. President Nixon uninvolved. CIA stand settled issue. Questions left unanswered.
REPORTER: Steve Rowan

(Studio) WHDH-TV interviews Defense Attorney F. Lee Bailey.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(No Location Given) [BAILEY - says glad case dropped. Didn't look forward to damaging intelligence network. No good could come of it and only heroes would be North Vietnam.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Boston, Massachusetts) [Caroline RHEAULT - says delighted with news. Have faith in husband and people of US. Knew it would turn out this way.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) CBS reports decision leaves Abrams' future in doubt. Rptd, he threatened to resign if they weren't prosecuted,
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Rowan, Steve

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