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Vietnam War / Laos #463645

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 02, 1972
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(Studio) United States role said more subtle in Laos. Economic aid of prime importance. Also Central Intelligence Agency. CIA headquarters moved from Long Cheng to Ban Son.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Ban Son, Laos) United States planes fly ammunition, supplies to Long Cheng. Food, medical supplies sent to Lao villages. Fighting done by irregular army, led by Lao general, Van Pao. Thais also fight near Long Cheng. CIA won't disclose source of Thai troops. Aid to Lao refugees distributed at Ban Son. 30,000 flee Long Cheng. United States military aid to Laos detailed. US provided pigs for refugee village. Vegetables grown from United States seed. US controls war in Laos from Ban Son.

Ellis, Rex;
Utley, Garrick

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