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Green Beret Case / Charges Dropped / Resor / Nixon #7292

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 29, 1969
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(Studio) Green Berets' trial called off.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) [Army Secretary Stanley RESOR - says CIA won't make its personnel available to testify in trial. Defendants can't get fair trial and charges will be dropped. Men to be reassigned out of Vietnam. Army won't condone alleged unlawful acts,j
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Several House Representatives applaud decision. Report on how decision was reached.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) President Nixon personally orders charges dropped. President Nixon finds way out of case when CIA Director Richard Helms says CIA men wouldn't be able to continue Vietnam jobs if they had to testify. General Creighton Abrams to be disappointed by outcome. He ordered court-martial due to Berets telling him 2 different stories about incident,
REPORTER: John Scali

Scali, John;
Smith, Howard K.

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