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Korea DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) Incident / Reactions #489586

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 18, 1976
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(Studio) 2 American Army officers killed and reports of other Americans and North and South Koreans injured or killed in incident in neutral Korea territory near Panmunjom. Apparently started over argument about trimming of tree. Scene shown and described. United States government says action is brutal and inhuman and North Korea will have to take consequences, but doesn't specify these. Secretary of State Kissinger says action planned and deliberate. North Korea has had anti-American campaign going for mos. charging American trying to start new war.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Kansas City, Missouri) Press Secretary Ron Nessen reads statement with regard to Korea incident. [NESSEN - says President condemns vicious and unprovoked murder of officers and says North Korea will be responsible for consequences.i (File film of Korean DMZ (demilitarized zone) shown.) United States government doesn't know if attack ordered by North Korea government Incident being kept separate from convention by Ford aides. Differences in Ford and Carter policies with regard to troops in South Korea noted. Carter aides say attack hasn't changed Carter policy.
REPORTER: John Cochran

(Studio) Armistice Commission will meet in Panmunjom and discuss case.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Cochran, John

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