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Vietnam / Lull / Allies / South Korea / Thais / Aussies / Aid #442855

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 15, 1969
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(Studio) Lull conts. American has few allies in Vietnam war. If American pulls out, so will allies.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Saigon, South Vietnam) South Koreans have 3rd largest force. Least likely to pull out. They look on fighting as practice for war with N Korea. Claim 12 of enemy for every 1 of them. Thailand has 11,000 in Vietnam near Saigon. Their country wants them home. If incumbent P.Min. of Australia wins, he'll keep Australians there. Other candidate vows to take them out. They're well-trained, and feel if S.E. Asia goes Communist, they'll be trapped. All trying to figure out American intentions.

(DC) Mil. aid program spends $30 million a year on South Koreans. Other forces get assistance from US. All staunch allies, but need United States backing.
REPORTER: Robert Goralski

Brinkley, David;
Goralski, Robert;
Jones, Bob

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