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Green Beret Case / Charges Dropped / Reaction #447594

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 29, 1969
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(Studio) Charges dropped against Green Berets. CIA won't let any agents testify due to national security risk. 8 men to be assigned to duty elsewhere than Vietnam.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) [Army Secretary Stanley RESOR - says CIA won't let any of its personnel testify. Defendants cannot get fair trial, so charges to be dropped. Act which they were charged with violates Army rules and principles. Army won't condone such acts.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(DC) Case 1st became public when Colonel Robt Rheault relieved of post. Major Thomas Middleton was Intelligence Ofr. Victim never found. Captain Robt Marasco accused of actual shooting. CIA confirmed Sugyen was double agent. CIA told them to do what they wanted to about matters but later changed its mind. Some careers may have been shattered.
REPORTER: Robert Goralski

(Columbia, SC) [Mrs. Thomas MIDDLETON - says it's a welcome relief. Was complete surprise. Hope Army will publicly apologize. Husband had lost faith in Army as of last Friday]
REPORTER: Dick Edwards

Brinkley, David;
Edwards, Dick;
Goralski, Robert

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