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Analysis (US Forces Commitment) #214831

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 11, 1971
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(Studio) Senator doves attempting to limit executive power to commit United States forces to battle.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Senators challenge assumption of President right to commit United States forces without Congress approval. Senator Javits intros. bill to prevent United States forces commitment for more than 30 days without Congress approval. President assertions made it easier to make war than get peace; Tonkin Gulf resolution repealed. Formosa resolution may be repealed next, helping defend Formosa clear case of intervention in civil war.
REPORTER: Eric Sevareid

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Sevareid, Eric
Duration:
00:02:50

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