NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 05, 1971
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(Studio) Associated Press reports Defense Secretary Melvin River Laird tells South Vietnam many Americans to come home for Christmas.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Da Nang, South Vietnam) New troop processing center opens; can process 1,000 returnees per day; process to take 2 days. Air Force study shows all Americans in Vietnam could be flown out in less than one month; shipping equipment home difficult for Army and Navy. Supply officers don't know what they have or don't have. All waiting for White House word.
REPORTER: Arthur Lord
(DC) Date of major withdrawal believed to be earlier: Apr. 1. Material left there will depend on their ability to use it. Few know timetable.
REPORTER: Robert Goralski
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