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Classified Pentagon Report #217367

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 14, 1971
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(Studio) "New York Times" publishes portion of classified Pentagon report on US involvement in Vietnam War; most controversial disclosure involves report statements former President Lyndon B. Johnson planning escalation of war while running as peace candidate in 1964 election.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [Senator Stuart SYMINGTON - asks if Senate Foreign Relations Committee can see documents since have been made public.] [Defense Secretary Melvin River LAIRD - says classification of documents not changed; publication of report violates United States government security regulations; not hard to determine who leaked report to "New York Times."] Possible sources listed.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Senator Barry M. Goldwater comments on report contents.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [GOLDWATER - says knew of Johnson administration's plans to expand war before 1964 election; believes Johnson could have been re-elected in 1968 if leveled with American people; thinks American people deceived; but didn't think public would believe him because of public image during 1964 campaign.]
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Schieffer, Bob

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