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Pentagon / Secret Cambodian Raids #229470

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 17, 1973
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(Studio) Pentagon describes secret Cambodian raids and deception used to keep them secret.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Pentagon admits more than 1400 strikes made in massive bombing raids before May, 1970. [Defense Department spokesperson Jerry FRIEDHEIM - says bombing had peaks and valleys over 1 year period.] Friedheim reports some Congmen. knew of raids, but no report prepared on raids for Senator Harold Hughes when he asked for information [REPORTER - asks why Senators discriminated against re: knowledge of secret Cambodian bombings, and who gives authority for such discrimination.] [FRIEDHEIM - says superior military and civilian officials make decision.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Friedheim admits secret bombing raids over Laos before March, 1970. No further comment.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Schieffer, Bob

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