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Vietnam / Casualties / Tunnels / Enemy / Laird #2559

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 16, 1969
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(Studio) Casualties reported Allied Ofrs. only see lull as switch in tactics.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(South Vietnam) Sizable supply of weapons found in tunnels in "Iron Triangle" North of Saigon. [Brigadier General George West DICKERSON - says 300 men could be equipped with these.] [SOLDIER - says we volunteer to go down in holes because somebody's life could be saved.]
REPORTER: Jim Kincaid

(Studio) Level of enemy troop strength lowest in 2 years Defense Secretary Melvin Laird says United States to keep several 1000 there after war. Bill Downs reports that money saved from deescalation must be used for modernization.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Kincaid, Jim;
Reynolds, Frank

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