CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 15, 1971
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(Studio) Pentagon reports United States Naval task force within 2-3 days E. Pakistan in Bay of Bengal; will be in position to evacuate Americans from Dacca by air or sea. White House Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler refuses to deny carrier Enterprise could be used for evacuation of Pakistanis. In Karachi, Dean Brelis reports Pakistani military convinced United States ships will give military aid. USSR ships head for Indian Ocean. President Nixon threatens cancellation of Moscow trip if USSR doesn't help diffuse war.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(State Department) United States no longer insists on immediate Indian troop withdrawal from E. Pakistan, instead seeking cease-fire and political talks.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb
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