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Prisoners of War Raid / Laird / Senate / Nixon #207229

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 24, 1970
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(Studio) Defense Secretary Melvin Laird defends prisoners of war raid before Senate Foreign Relations Committee
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [LAIRD - says prisoners of war lives in danger.] [Senator J. William FULBRIGMT - says raid hurts negotiations.] [LAIRD - says Paris Peace Talks deadlocked.] [FULBRIGHT - says raid failed due to faulty intelligence.] [LAIRD - denies raid failure; says intelligence not at fault.] [Senator Albert GORE - says raid bad idea.] [LAIRD - says raid well-planned, necessary; 17 POWs dying in North Vietnam camps.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(DC) Nixon takes responsibility for raid; few knew of plans; President says raid worth risk.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) No security leak; United States had no warning camp vacated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Rather, Dan

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