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(Studio) In speech, Nixon said United States Vietnam Commander General Creighton Abrams told him of excellent progress training South Vietnam. Level of United States troop support may be reduced unilaterally. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge gives thoughts on Nixon speech.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Timing of speech provoked by Viet Cong peace plan. [LODGE - says NLF 10-part plan and Nixon's speech gives us 2 plans to discuss in Paris. Opportunity there if other side willing to talk. NLF proposals serious.] Nixon offers concessions. Viet Cong demand coalition government and Nixon says we'll accept any government chosen by people Nixon encouraged by both sides listing peace conditions.
REPORTER: Bill Gill
- Gill, Bill;
- Reynolds, Frank
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