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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 23, 1969
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(Studio) Viet Cong cease-fire of 3 days begins.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Studio) Senior Republican hopes all troops can go home by 1970.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [Senator Hugh SCOTT - judge most combat troops will be out of Vietnam by 1970. Hope all, but certain types, to be out by 1972.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Defense Secretary Melvin Laird has talked of 50,000 troops being left at the end. Scott hopes after ground-combat troops removed, others to stay until just 1972. To reach that level, President Nixon has to pull out 100,000 more.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [Secretary of State William P. ROGERS - says infiltration tapered off this yr. by 60%.]

(Studio) South Vietnam Pres Nguyen Van Thieu says his troops to take over more of combat, 50 Americans can go home.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Abel, Elie;
Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John

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