ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 07, 1969
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Bypassed Introduction Frank Reynolds (NYC)
(No Location Given) [South Vietnam Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky - says enemy knows can't win on battlefield, but they count on impatience of American public opinion.]
REPORTER: No reporter given
(Studio) Secretary of State William Rogers questioned in press conference about withdrawal.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Rogers makes it clear administration has grand strategy. [ROGERS - says admin. prepared for mutual withdrawal now. No comment on unilateral withdrawal. Has plan to try and end war.] Claims details have leaked out.
REPORTER: John Scali
(DC) Military given target date of September 1, 1969 for withdrawal of 50,000 American troops. B-52 bombing raids scaled down; South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu pressured into today's announcement; and talks with Hanoi begun. If deescalation agreement reached, President Nixon to increase withdrawal to 100,000. Only 100,000 to be in Vietnam by August 1970.
REPORTER: Bill Gill