ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 13, 1972
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(Studio) House For. Affairs Committee, dominated by Vietnam hawks, rejects proposal to set date for end to United States involvement in war. Substitute resolution supporting President policy adopted 19 to 18.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) After meeting with President, Senator Hugh Scott defends war policy. Says unilateral withdrawal, neo-isolationism would harm future negotiations with Soviet [SCOTT - criticizes Mansfield amendment and other Senator efforts to end war, action which can only be made by President] [Senator Mike MANSFIELD - warns of detrimental effects of United States bombing in North Vietnam on United States relations with China, having just returned from China.] Nixon sends US-Soviet Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) agreement to Congress for ratification. [NIXON - says agreements limiting strategic arms are in security interest of US.]
REPORTER: Stephen Geer
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