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Vietnam / Optimism / Laird #2672

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 22, 1969
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(Studio) Senator Hugh Scott came out for unilateral cease-fire. Representative Gerald Ford expects reduced military responsibility in 1970, and abolishment of draft. Pentagon doesn't like false optimism.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Defense Secretary Melvin Laird says unilateral cease-fire not successful approach. Says United States Vietnam spending to be cut to $17 billion. It could mean 200,000 pullout.
REPORTER: Bill Downs

Reporter(s):
Downs, Bill;
Smith, Howard K.
Duration:
00:01:40

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