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Laos / USSR / United States Strategy #3199

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 03, 1969
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(Studio) Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko labels United States interference in Laos "aggression." Representative Gerald Ford says United States to follow USSR 's lead in South East Asia: supply arms and economic aid, but no troops.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Vientiane, Laos) East Laos is an extension of Vietnam; West Laos is buffer zone for Thailand. American's influence everywhere. Royal Laotian Army trained and equipped by US, but Americans rarely seen. Administration to try and turn Vietnam into Laos.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(DC) Mil. planners say American brush fire strategy working well in Laos. Last month, biggest enemy cache taken.
REPORTER: Bill Downs

Downs, Bill;
Koppel, Ted;
Reynolds, Frank

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