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Laos / Anti-Americanism #240122

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 22, 1975
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(Studio) Within hrs., United States to begin evacuating 1000 Americans living in Laos; withdrawal accelerated because of recent American harassment by Laotian students. 18 Americans under house arrest in Savannakhet released and flown to Thailand. In Vientiane, government says United States agrees to close all AID missions on Laotian cntryside.; Laotian government does want United States help but in form of direct aid.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Vientiane, Laos) Students inside United States AID compound loot bldgs. Pathet Lao and rightist troops allow limited access to Americans - trying to gather belongings from inside compound. United States not likely to give any aid to Laos without close supervision.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

Bradley, Ed;
Cronkite, Walter

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