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Pentagon Papers #458689

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 01, 1971
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(Studio) "Saint Louis Post-Dispatch" reports senior advisers to President Lyndon B. Johnson told him, in Mar., 1968, further escalation of Vietnam War would do no good; "Boston Globe" reports Pentagon estimated, in 1967, North Vietnam and VC could lose 3,300 soldiers per week indefinitely.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Cambridge, Massachusetts) [Dan. ELLSBERG - tells of giving portions of Pentagon papers dealing with secret peace negotiations only to Senate Foreign Relations Committee; says released papers because believes concealment of information has led to deaths of 50,000 GIs; in light of where secrecy has led US, people can now judge whether they or executive branch should be trusted to make decisions.]
REPORTER: Liz Trotta

(Studio) Attorney General John North Mitchell says government will prosecute law violators in connection with leaking of papers; State Secretary William P. Rogers appeals to newspapers not to publish portions of report damaging to national security.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Trotta, Liz

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