NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 15, 1969
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(Studio) Chairperson Joint Chiefs Staff, General Earle Wheeler sent to Vietnam to study lull in fighting and capability of South Vietnam forces. Defense Secretary Melvin Laird tells Senate Foreign Relations Committee we've turned corner toward peace in Vietnam. Says American troops still under orders to keep pressure on enemy.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(DC) [Senator Albert GORE - asks Laird if there's been change in orders to US forces to maintain maximum pressure.] [LAIRD - says Nixon orders General Creighton Abrams to do all to reduce American casualties.] [GORE - repeats question-.] [LAIRD - says Abrams and Wheeler to discuss change of orders.] Policy change may be in offing.
REPORTER: Robert Goralski