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South Vietnam / GI Drug Use #216382

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 26, 1971
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(Studio) Senate Committee told expanding facilities for treatment of drug addicted vets; United States Mil. trying to destroy problem of source in South Vietnam.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Thoi Long, South Vietnam) Film shows South Vietnam national police pulling up marijuana plants in field; marijuana more profitable for South Vietnam farmers than other crops. [National police adviser Sam TURNER - thinks halting flow of marijuana to GIs difficult.] [United States Marine Corps drug abuse ofr. Major Robert KING - says even if mounted successful operation daily doubtful if would dent Vietnam marijuana supply.] [Chief Drug Abuse Ofr. Lieutenant Colonel William DEARBORN - says heroin more serious problem than marijuana.] Film shows marijuana plants being burned.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

Cronkite, Walter;
Dean, Morton

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