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South Vietnam Attack / United States Reaction #215282

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 08, 1971
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(Studio) Only small protests in United States over invasion into Laos.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Admin. claims attack will shorten war, save United States lives. [State Department spokesperson Robert McCLOSKEY - says no United States ground forces cross into Laos; operation limited in time and area; purpose of South Vietnam attack, to disrupt North Vietnam forces and stop flow of supplies.] Congmen. comments reflect quiet despair. [Senator J.W. FULBRIGHT - feel it's costly and dangerous operation.] [Senator Edmund MUSKIE - says operation strains limits of US involvement.] [Representative Gerald FORD - feels action was wise and justifiable.] Small group of protesters at White House Senator For. Relations Committee to be briefed by Secretary of State Rogers.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin

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