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NBC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 07, 1971
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(Studio) Battle occurred Sunday E. of Saigon between Americans and VC. Viet Cong casualties reported B-52 bombers hit Cambodia, Laos and South Vietnam. United States air support more important Center of International Studies at Cornell University releases report with regard to air war.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(DC) Study shows level of bombing greater under President Nixon than under Lyndon Baines Johnson: in 1965-68, 3,015,000 tons dropped; in 1969-71, 3,400,000 tons dropped. United States dropped 2 million tons of bombs in World War II; 1 million tons in Korea and 6 million tons in Indochina. 1,050,000 civilians killed since 1965: 6,000,000 refugees reported Defoliation since 1962 affected 14% total area: 5,200,000 acres forest land, and 560,000 acres crop land. Report's final remark read.
REPORTER: Robert Goralski

Goralski, Robert;
Utley, Garrick

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