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Vietnam / Nixon De-Escalation / South Vietnam Preparation #5591

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 09, 1969
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(Studio) Growing Congress impatience with Vietnam policy not ignored by Nixon.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Key Biscayne, Florida) Nixon studies Viet Cong proposals. White House advisors see VC as showing willingness to move on to serious talks. Australia P.Min. John Gorton given review of Nixon de-escalation plans. Gorton assured South Vietnam could withstand expected summer offensive by enemy. President favors establishing international committee to oversee force reduction. Many troops to come from Southeast Asia Treaty Organization cntrys. Stage set for de-escalation.
REPORTER: Bill Gill

(Danang, South Vietnam) Major Bo Vong leads South Vietnam 21st ranger battalion His men built village 2 years ago without American help. Vong always preparing for day US help not there. Children attend village school. South Vietnam needs United States aid, but not advice.
REPORTER: Frank Mariano

Reporter(s):
Gill, Bill;
Mariano, Frank;
Reynolds, Frank
Duration:
00:02:40

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