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Mayaguez Incident / President' Action / Reaction #37164

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 15, 1975
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(Studio) President' decision to use military force in Mayaguez incident recs. generally favorable reaction from American public and Congress
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(White House) Reaction overwhelmingly favors President in letters, calls and telegrams. Message from skipper and crew of Mayaguez among favorable telegrams. White House spns. deny political considerations played any part in mil. decisions, but resort to force has shored up President' standing. Press Secretary Ron Nessen defends President' military decision.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Capitol Hill) Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, Senators Mike Mansfield, Jesse Helms praise President Congress criticism sparse. [Senators John SPARKMAN, Clifford CASE - describe President' feelings following safe rescue of Mayaguez and crew. Both praise President' decision.] [1 critical SEN. - thinks US to regret using violence.]
REPORTER: Bob Clark; ARTIST: No artist given

Clark, Bob;
Jarriel, Tom;
Smith, Howard K.

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