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Pentagon Papers #218073

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 02, 1971
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(Studio) Former State Secretary Dean Rusk admits underestimating determination of North Vietnam.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(U. of Georgia) [RUSK - in response to reporter's question, says 1965 policy to use enough force in South Vietnam to prevent being overrun; underestimated North Vietnam's tenacity; North Vietnam has not seriously negotiated since 1968 because of division in US; explains his position on United States involvement in overthrow of South Vietnam President Ngo Dinh Diem's government; believes most people think Vietnam War has lasted too long.]
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Defense Secretary Melvin River Laird orders all secret papers removed from custody of Rand Corporation
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin

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