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South Vietnam / Administration Aid Request / Cong. #482220

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 15, 1975
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(Studio) Senate Foreign Relations Committee approves 1st draft of legislature giving President $200 million in emergency funds to evacuate Americans and some South Vietnam from Saigon. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger indicates legislature would be acceptable to Mr. Ford. Legis. would also allow American troops to safeguard evacuation. Kissinger and Defense Secretary James Schlesinger on Capitol Hill arguing for more mil. aid for Saigon.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Capitol Hill) Kissinger repeatedly emphasizes cntry.'s moral obligation to Vietnam and says failure to grant aid would damage United States credibility around world. [KISSINGER - says United States has no plans to get involved militarily in Vietnam again.] At Armed Services Committee, Schlesinger testifies South Vietnam can't survive without United States aid. [SCHLESINGER - says South Vietnam situation reflects blatant aggression by North Vietnam.] Senate Foreign Relations Committee's evacuation fund discussed. [Senator Hubert HUMPHREY - says money to be used strictly for evacuation of Americans and humanitarian purposes.]
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin

(Studio) Senator John McClellan formerly supported Vietnam war, but now says there's no hope for saving Vietnam with military aid; doesn't oppose humanitarian aid.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Mackin, Catherine

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