NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 09, 1969
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(Studio) Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge called home from Paris Peace Talks. President Nixon talks to Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker before he returns to Vietnam. President to meet with Defense Secretary Melvin Laird, General Earle Wheeler, and others Saturday Lull conts. 1 battle reported Casualties reported.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(DC) Laird says Cmdrs. have new orders to cut down casualties. [LAIRD - says tactics changed due to Viet Cong and North Vietnam. Impact being assessed. We'll press Vietnamization program.] Says scaling down point of program.
REPORTER: Robert Goralski
(DC) President decorated 4 war heroes in ceremony on White House lawn. [President NIXON - says rededicated selves to bringing peace. Heroism is man's greatest asset.] Lull may be enemy's choice; an attempt to keep casualties down while waiting to see what happens on United States home front.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani
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