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Secret B-52 Air Strikes / Cambodia #26756

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 16, 1973
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(Studio) Pentagon admits American B-52 bombers flew secret air strikes in Cambodia prior to official announcement date. Defense Secretary James Schlesinger says strikes approved by Cambodian government Schlesinger makes admission in letter to acting chairperson Senator Armed Services Committee Stuart Symington. Armed Services Committee hearings begin. Former Air Force Major Hal Knight says he participated in bombing cover-up.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Knight says courier from Saigon sent orders to Knight. [KNIGHT - states after bombing run complete, burned orders at dawn. Asked courier about authorization, purpose, and secretiveness of raids.]
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

Reporter(s):
Peterson, Roger;
Reasoner, Harry
Duration:
00:02:20

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