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Vietnam / United States Withdrawal #223649

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 28, 1972
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(Studio) White House to meet President Nixon's goal to reduce American troop strength in Vietnam to 49,000 by Saturday and will then lower it further.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(White House) 10,000 more United States ground troops will be out by September, leaving 39,000 ground strength. 120,000 men, however, are in combat zone. [President News Secretary Ron ZIEGLER - says draftees will no longer be assigned duty in Vietnam.] Residual force may remain in Vietnam as bargaining tool for negotiated peace.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Chicago, Illinois) [Draftees, just sworn in, learn of President announcement they will not have to serve in Vietnam, and react to it.]
REPORTER: Jeff Williams

(NYC) [Draftees express relief they won't have to go to Vietnam unless they choose to do so.]
REPORTER: Joel Blocker

(Studio) President Nixon to hold 1st live broadcast news conference in more than a year tomorrow at 9:00 p.m. EDT.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Blocker, Joel;
Cronkite, Walter;
Rather, Dan;
Williams, Jeff

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