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Laos / MIAs #277225

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 21, 1981
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(Studio) Possible indications of MIAs in Laos said determined from spy satellite info,; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) United States trained and financed foreign mercenaries reported investigating possibility of MIAs being in Laos; details of their attempts and findings examined. Map shown. [Pentagon spokesperson Henry CATTO - says no evidence has been found.] [National League of Families president Ann GRIFFIThigh school - notes implications of operation.] "Operation Velvet Hammer," headed by former Green Beret James ("Bo") Gritz, a pvtly. financed effort, described. Defense Department said not ruling out possibility of rescue attempt.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

Reporter(s):
Pappas, Ike;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:02:50

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