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ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 19, 1969
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(Studio) Pressure on Nixon intensified by ex-Defense Secretary Clark Clifford's plan to withdraw all combat troops by 1970, and stop offensives now.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Most doves, incling. Senators Mike Mansfield, Edward Kennedy, and William Fulbright, endorse Clifford's plan. [Senator Albert GORE - says 2 ways to end war: on battlefield or in political conf.] [FULBRIGHT - says try to develop public opinion through educational processes.] Doves to try and end war.

(Studio) Like Clifford, former Ambassador Averell Harriman is another man on inside, and agrees with Clifford.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) [HARRIMAN - says Clifford's article shows why he switched from strong military supporter to opponent. Have to accept situation as it exists. We got negotiation train on rails, but no progress yet at Paris Peace Talks. Pressure on enemy won't work.]
REPORTER: John Scali

Clark, Bob;
Scali, John;
Smith, Howard K.

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