ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 16, 1969
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(Studio) President Nixon reports 35,000 more troops to be withdrawn by December 15. Cut leaves 484,000 there. He reviews Vietnam policy.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) [Pres NIXON - explains United States proposals with regard to elections, withdrawals, mil. bases, and cease-fires. We'll accept, with South Vietnam, any political outcome of free election. Want South Vietnam to decide own future. 60,000 troop pullout is meaningful step. Time for talks.]
REPORTER: No reporter given
(DC) Peace not in immediate future because Paris Peace Talks stalled; enemy's intentions unknown; and uncertainty over ARVN ability. Hard attitude exists to make enemy talk.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel
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