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Cambodia / Nixon / Congress / United States Plans #210110

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 05, 1970
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(Studio) Top level Congress mtgs. on Cambodian invasion.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Nixon briefs Senate Foreign Relations Committee, House For. Affairs Committee and Senator and House Armed Services Cmtes.; all groups split on Cambodian question. [Senator John TOWER - supports move as military necessity.] [Senator Richard SCHWEIKER - doesn't think Cambodia worth American domestic division.] White House mtgs. dialogue of the deaf; no minds changed.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) Nixon's decision against 2 key cabinet members
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Secretary of State William Rogers mildly opposed President move and Secretary Defense Melvin Laird strongly against it; Attorney General John Mitchell, Joint Chiefs Staff and political advisers key figures in decision; plans to invade Laos-Cambodia sanctuary and Sihanoukville temporarily scrapped; if Lon Nol government falls to communists, United States actions undecided.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Rather, Dan

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