NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 09, 1973
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(Studio) Senator Armed Services Committee conts. hearings on secret bombings in Indochina. Testimony today reveals false reports with regard to bombing begun during Johnson administration according to Dep. Defense Director William Clements and Chairperson Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Thomas Moorer. Moorer and Clements reveal top secret order to cover real strikes with false target reports
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Order read by Clements. [Senator Harold HUGHES - asks if order signed by former Secretary Defense Melvin Laird.] Clements confirms. [CLEMENTS - holds cover story for best interest of US; was well organized operation. No one should apologize for operation.] Laird says secrecy procedure worked out by military Senator Armed Services committee may call Laird to testify next month
REPORTER: John Cochran