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United States Marines / Thai-American Relations / Mayaguez Situation #239963

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 14, 1975
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(Studio) In response to Cambodian capture of Mayaguez, more than 1000 troops airlifted to Thailand; creates new friction in Thai-American relations
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Utapao AFB, Thailand) With collapse of American position in Indochina, Thais incringly. nervous about large number of American troops in Thailand. Thai government trying to patch relations with Cambodia and South Vietnam. Thailand Prime Min. Kukrit Pramoj says United States can't use Thailand as base for any move to free captured American ship and crew; orders Marines out of Thailand by Thursday
REPORTER: Peter Collins

(White House) Admin. pulling troops out of Thailand for past few mos. because it feels Thais not very reliable. Thailand not informed Marines were landing there, thereby inflaming an already bad situation; Marines in Thailand only for rescue purposes of Mayaguez.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Collins, Peter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Schieffer, Bob

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