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Thailand / United States Troop Withdrawal #240287

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 05, 1975
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(Studio) According to Ike Pappas, Pentagon plans to shut down 1 of 4 United States airbases in Thailand; coincides with troop withdrawal from Thailand. Pullout at Thailand's request.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Bangkok, Thailand) Film clips from "The Ugly American" shown. Actor in film, Kukrit Pramoj, now actual prime minister of Thailand. [PRAMOJ - states domino theory purely American invention because United States wanted involvement in affairs of Indochina. Thailand's policy must conform to present situation in other S.E. Asian cntrys.; Thailand wants to remain friends with United States. United States presence in Thailand has made country lax in own defense]
REPORTER: Murray Fromson

Reporter(s):
Fromson, Murray;
Mudd, Roger
Duration:
00:03:10

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