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Pentagon Papers #458866

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 02, 1971
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(Studio) Defense Secretary Melvin River Laird acts to tighten regulations for secret papers held by civilian orgs.; former State Secretary Dean Rusk interviewed.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Atlanta, Georgia) [RUSK - believes United States should have pushed harder to involve UN in Vietnam dispute; in response to reporter question, says underestimated determination of North Vietnam.]
REPORTER: Edwin Newman Barbara Walters

(Studio) Rusk says President Lyndon B. Johnson had no plan to bomb North Vietnam before 1964 election; Johnson told "Newsweek" reporter, Charles Roberts, decision to bomb North Vietnam made in October 1964.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Walters, Barbara;
Newman, Edwin;
Chancellor, John

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