ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 29, 1972
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(Studio) No. American troops in Vietnam drops to 37,000. White House News Secretary Ron Ziegler announces future cuts.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(San Clemente, California) [ZIEGLER - says troop strength will be reduced to 27,000 by December, 1972. Nixon will have withdrawn 522,500, or 95%.] Nixon says remaining troops will not be permanent residual force. Further cutbacks depend on circumstances. Says there will be no bombing halt before elections. Says he will not debate McGovern, but Vice President moms. may debate. Admits some Republican campaign staff may have been involved with Watergate bugging caper, but White House investigation found no one now employed by administration involved. Says Republicans and Democrats may have committed technical violations of new fund-raising laws. Criticizes amnesty to draft dodgers and/or deserters. Plans heavy campaigning schedule from October to Election Day.
REPORTER: Bill Gill
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