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Vietnam / Kissinger Assessment #222681

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 25, 1972
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(Studio) Secret Vietnam study prepared for President Nixon leaks out, raising questions about his current war policy.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Capitol Hill) When Nixon took office, he had Kissinger launch secret study on effectiveness of bombing in North Vietnam [Defense Department film shown.] in addition to other aspects of war. 2 views am bombing revealed. Senator Mike Gravel gives copies of study to other Senators Senators Griffin and Saxbe prevent him tram reading it into Congressional Record. [GRAVEL - criticizes Nixon war policy.] [Senator William B. SAXBE - says Senator Gravel is not acting responsibly in distributing secret study.]
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(DC) [Former Kissinger aide, Morton H. HALPERIN - who helped Prepare study, says it shows, after years of war, many issues still unresolved.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Capitol Hill) Republicans will try to keep Gravel from reading study into record again Thursday State Department discredits study's relevance.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Schieffer, Bob

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