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Thailand #42299

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 19, 1976
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(Studio) Last United States troops due to leave Thailand tomorrow. United States seeks permission for 3000 to remain indefinitely.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Thailand) Film shown. United States spy base among posts to be abandoned by US. UN and Laos do not want it continued Utapao Air Force Base also being negotiated. Said needed by United States as fueling base between Philippines and Indian Ocean. Thai opinion split. Students and government officials want United States out. Right-wing groups and Thai military want United States to stay. United States military presence in Thailand essentially ended. Econ. effects noted. So Vietnam era ends. Mixed-blood children, decaying remains of war that once was are reminders.
REPORTER: Ken Kashiwahara

Kashiwahara, Ken;
Reasoner, Harry

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