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Laos / Laird / Fulbright #208443

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 26, 1970
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(Studio) Communist offensive in Laos penetrates to within a few mile of hwy. connecting Luang Probang and Vientiane. Premier Souvanna Phouma calls for emergency meeting of 14 cntrys. that signed 1962 Geneva agreement assuring Laotian neutrality.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(No location given) [Secretary Defense Melvin LAIRD - states American air power to protect American forces in Vietnam; no American ground troops in Laos; no change in American policy toward Laos.] [Senator For. Rely. Committee Chairperson William FULBRIGHT - says press reports disturbing.] Press reports more accurate than government press releases concerning Vietnam war.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite (narrates)

Cronkite, Walter

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