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South Korea / United States Troop Withdrawal / Congress / Singlaub #493754

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 25, 1977
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(Studio) Major General John Singlaub testifies in Congress with regard to views in opposition to Carter Plan for ground troop withdrawal from South Korea.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Singlaub repeats views, with regard to situation, which got him removed from position in South Korea; details noted. Committee chairperson Sam Stratton says withdrawal is mistake and that defense secretary shouldn't tell gens. to go along with policy silently. [STRATTON - compares Secretary Brown's statements to that effect to Hitler's Germany.] [SINGLAUB - says his intent was not to try to influence President's foreign policy or circumvent change of command.] [Representative Thomas DOWNEY - says hearing is political event to assault Carter withdrawal plan.]

(Studio) Defense Secretary Harold Brown says troops can be safely withdrawn, according to plan. American delegation delivers same message in Seoul.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Seoul, South Korea) General George Brown and undersecretary state Philip Habib talk with South Korea President Park Chung Hee with regard to withdrawal. Both South Koreans and mil. personnel here oppose withdrawal.
REPORTER: Jim Laurie

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Hart, John;
Laurie, Jim

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