NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 13, 1972
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(Studio) President Nixon announces troop cuts in South Vietnam. Past troop levels charted. Residual force to remain in South Vietnam until United States P.O.W.s are released.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(White House) [NIXON - announces 70,000 men to be withdrawn by May 1, leaving 69,000.] [Secretary Defense, Melvin LAIRD - states progress in Vietnamization, predicting 75% victories in combating new North Vietnam offensive.]
(Studio) No mention made of United States air power, operating from carriers and bases in Thailand, being reduced.
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