NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 07, 1972
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(Studio) Secretary Defense Melvin Laird says United States bombing of North Vietnam will continue until North Vietnam pull back across DMZ (demilitarized zone) and indicate desire for real negotiations. No US troops will be sent back to Vietnam, but warships and planes may be sent.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Pentagon) [LAIRD - says United States patience met with propaganda and provocation; restraint answered by invasion; withdrawal met with escalation. Says US will not abandon South Vietnam allies or remaining United States troops. North Vietnam disregards 1954 DMZ (demilitarized zone) accords, 1949 convention on POWs and MIAs, and 1968 agreement leading to US bombing halt.]
REPORTER: Robert Goralski
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