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Classified Pentagon Report #217449

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 18, 1971
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(Studio) "Washington Post" publishes new portions of same classified Pentagon report disclosed by "New York Times"; Justice Department seeks court order to halt "Washington Post" publisher; Govt. seeks permanent injunction against "New York Times" report publisher in court
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) "New York Times" maintains newspapers cannot submit what print for government approval; government maintains report publisher damaging national security, jeopardizing intl. relations; court conts. in closed session.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne Artist: Howard Brodie

(Studio) Dr. Dan. Ellsberg believed responsible for leaking report to "New York Times"; calls Massachusetts Institute of Technology office says is well, doesn't say where is. [1964 film shows former defense secretary Robert South McNamara affirming United States support of former South Vietnam Premier Nguyen Khanh.] Khanh living in exile since 1968.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Paris, France) [KHANH - in response to reporter questions, doesn't agree his government so weak in 1964 that United States forces necessary to save situation; admires McNamara; believes McNamara's statement that Washington, DC created US policy toward South Vietnam false; doesn't think present South Vietnam Govt. can bring peace because it represents Americanization of war.]
REPORTER: Peter Kalischer

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalischer, Peter;
Schakne, Robert

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