ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 18, 1969
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(Studio) 6 of 8 Green Berets arrested for murder of rptd, South Vietnam double agent, to be court-martialled on charges of murder and conspiracy. Pentagon reviews decision.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) Army Secretary Stanley Resor decides not to intervene. Trial to be open except when classified information given. [Representative Peter RODINO - says rights of Berets and morale of Armed Forces sacrificed to protect image of career officers and CIA representatives] [Representative Clarence LONG - says Berets may be pawns to placate allies or enemies.] Trial may clear up rivalry reports, between Army and Berets and CIA role in case.
REPORTER: Bill Downs
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