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Vietnam / Paris Talks / GI President Service / Fighting / Laos War #449896

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 19, 1970
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(Studio) Paris talks, ritual of reading statements; nothing happens; US delegate Philip Habib tried to get other side to talk about issues; they demanded release of Chicago Seven and accused United States of spreading war. Senator Eugene McCarthy talked to North Vietnam in Paris; testified to Senate Foreign Relations Committee
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(No location given) [McCARTHY - says can't bring serious negotiations in Paris until United States willing to make basic change in policy.] [J. William FULBRIGHT - asks what prevents negotiating.] [McCARTHY - says needs to accept new government in South Vietnam.] [Voice of John Sherman COOPER - asks McCarthy if he feels Nixon is wrong.]
REPORTER: David Brinkley (narrates)

(Studio) GI Press Service, run by Alan Meyers, produced pamphlet opposing war; he is followed by military intelligence agents wherever he goes; would not let him visit Vietnam; agents had phony press cards.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Govt. admits it was mistake, counter intelligence agents were shadowing United States citizen; South Vietnam government kept him from leaving plane; Meyers on trip to help build international anti-war movement; Army considered him active subversive threat.
REPORTER: Kenley Jones

(Studio) United States B-52 bombs South Vietnam and Laos, even though United States will not admit it was flying combat missions in Laos. Casualty figures show 96 United States killed; number of United States casualties in Laos not given; United States military doesn't admit operations there. Senator Frank Church charges United States is expanding its role in Laos without any authority.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Jones, Kenley

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