NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 29, 1969
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(Studio) Senator J. William Fulbright and others complain of United States military operations in Laos without Congress authority. They call it unconst. Secretary of State William Rogers tells Senator For. Relations Committee administration to continue support of Laos anti-Communist forces
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) [FULBRIGHT - says no ground forces in Laos. Thought Congress familiar with our actions there.]
REPORTER: No reporter given
(Laos) American Special Forces instructors disappear when reporters appear. Laotian forces taught by United States and Thai instructors. They, like North Vietnam, violate Geneva ban on foreign military men in Laos. No ground forces. American bombs Laos Communist forces. Villagers often killed by North Vietnam. Mercenaries fight on both sides. Air American ferries in supplies for soldiers; collects wounded. North Vietnam POWs; shown Laos Ofr. denies his men depend on American support.
REPORTER: Welles Hangen