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Cambodia / United States Involvement #212981

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 26, 1971
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(Studio) Congress upset by Cambodian use of United States airpower; attempts by administration and Pentagon to get around ban of United States ground forces in Cambodia.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Phnom Penh, Cambodia) United States troops, in civilian clothes with pistols, filmed at Phnom Penh airport, recovering damaged helicopters.
REPORTER: Don Webster

(DC) Defense Department says recovery team not indication of widening United States role; US replaces 45 planes Cambodian Air Force raid destroyed.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) State Department thinks Secretary of Defense Laird and Pentagon botched explaining United States actions in Cambodia; Pentagon distinctions between trainers, instructors, advisors considered artificial; fear military equipment delivery teams in violation of Cooper-Church amendment.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Schieffer, Bob;
Webster, Don

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