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Singlaub / South Korea / Troop Withdrawal #493683

NBC Evening News for Friday, May 20, 1977
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(Studio) Major General John Singlaub returns from South Korea on orders of President Carter after "Washington "("DC) Post" quoted his critical statement re: Carter policy of troop withdrawal from South Korea. Though early reports said President Carter acted quickly, long-range foreign policy reasons now given for action. Anchor asks Washington, DC reporter with regard to these.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) White House officials note Singlaub's statement is contrary to comments of South Korea President Park Chung Hee with regard to strength of own forces and is almost invitation to North Korea to invade. White House official quoted.
REPORTER: Marilyn Berger

(Studio) Anchor asks if administration is now on spot with regard to plan to pull out ground troops.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Admin. probably wishes there weren't so much publicity, due to possible reactions from USSR and China (P.R.).
REPORTER: Marilyn Berger

(Studio) One view of issue is that American troops should be kept in South Korea, because there were no preparation's for Korean war; other view is that American troops shouldn't get involved in Asian war again.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(No location given) Arguments on both sides of controversy noted.
REPORTER: Jim Laurie

Berger, Marilyn;
Chancellor, John;
Laurie, Jim

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