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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 10, 1968
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(Studio) At American Legion Convention, President Johnson says no man can predict when US troops will come home. Message seemed to be redirected at Humphrey who predicted that yesterday. Vice President says it was hope, not prediction.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(New Orleans, Louisiana) [JOHNSON - tells of asking Vietnam Commander Creighton Abrams what would happen if bombing stopped. He said bomb stopping would permit enemy to increase its capability and he'd have to withdraw men from area. Won't issue order. No man can predict when men will come home. There to bring stable and honorable peace. No less will satisfy sacrifices died for. Meaningful treaties not hammered out by cowards. Asks legion to support United States and its troops.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David
Duration:
00:03:30

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