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Invasion / Johnson / Duda #441577

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 21, 1968
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(Studio) Reaction shown from United States President and Czech Ambassador to US.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) [JOHNSON - says news shocks conscience of world. Sign of freedom in Czechoslovakia deemed threat to Soviet system security. Excuses patently contrived, Action of Warsaw Pact allies violates United Nations charter. United Nations Ambassador George Ball joins other security council ntns. to insist on charter rights of Czechoslovakia. Calls on USSR and its' associates to withdraw its' troops from Czechoslovakia. Never too late for reason to prevail.] [Czech Ambassador Karel DUDA - hopes Warsaw Pact ntns. understand seriousness of act which can't be explained any way and will make it possible for Czechs and their representatives to continue their activities.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Nothing specific or overt that Washington, DC would or could do.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David

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