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Kissinger / Indochina Situation #215134

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 26, 1971
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(Studio) Admin. foreign affairs advisor Henry Kissinger interviewed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [KISSINGER - says have to expect South Vietnam to suffer some setbacks; question whether South Vietnam able to defend themselves soon; United States will not increase troop involvement, will continue withdrawal program from Vietnam. In response to reporter question, says North Vietnam right to expect Communist China to intervene if North Vietnam directly threatened, but United States doesn't intend actions to cause intervention. In response to reporter question, says possibility of South Vietnam invading North Vietnam indicates evolution of situation, but possibility not dominant probability; United States to decide about participation in any North Vietnam attack.]
REPORTER: John Hart, Bernard Kalb

Hart, John;
Cronkite, Walter

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