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Laos / South Vietnam Evacuation / Congressional Reaction #215610

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Mar 21, 1971
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(Studio) All available United States aircraft support South Vietnam forces in Laos against heavy enemy attacks; United States planes bomb missile sites in North Vietnam; North Vietnam units chase some South Vietnam forces up to South Vietnam border in Laos; United States copters airlift other South Vietnam units out of Laos; United States units inside South Vietnam and South Vietnam command post at Ham Nghi, South Vietnam under attack.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Ham Nghi, South Vietnam) Film shows copters bringing South Vietnam forces from Laos; enemy shelling Ham Nghi base; 5,000 South Vietnam soldiers evacuated from Laos in 72 hrs.

(Studio) Senator George Aiken says South Vietnam performance in Laos Operation may have eased North Vietnam fears of invasion. Senator Mansfield says Laos Operation may have drawn more North Vietnam forces close to South Vietnam, without providing additional time for United States withdrawal. About 120 mostly American women and children evacuated from Luang Prabang, Laos, to Vientiane, Laos, after North Vietnam attack.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Rabel, Ed

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