ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 20, 1972
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(Studio) State Department releases 25 year old documents on Vietnam.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) Heretofore secret documents made public. They are basis on which American foreign policy in S.E. Asia was built. When cables were transmitted in 1947, French were trapped in Indo-Chinese war, and wanted to negotiate. North Vietnam under Ho Chi Minh were proposing peace terms. Them United States Secretary of State George Marshall cabled his Ambassador in Paris, hopeful French could find solution there. Lld papers have familiar ring. George Santayana said those who ignore lessons of history will be condemned to relive it.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel
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