CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 09, 1972
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(Studio) President Nixon addresses Congress on State of the World. Believes his foreign policy has brought stable peace closer, but is disappointed in failure to negotiate end to Vietnam War.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) State of the World message makes following points: Soviet Union may try missile attack on US. United States relations with China are improving. Nixon compliments Japan. Urges repair in relations with India; encouraged with Mideast situation. US-European ties grow stronger. War costs in Vietnam down. [NIXON - does not question patriotism of those disagreeing with his Vietnam peace plan, but urges President candidates not to encourage enemy to prolong war until after elections.] [Senator Edmund MUSKIE - says dissent on war will not end because of Nixon's dislike of criticism.]
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