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Laos / Vietnam / War #9312

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 25, 1970
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(Studio) Fresh reports on North Vietnam advance in Laos, and Washington, DC concerned; lost town on edge of Plain of Jarres; potential United States involvement worries Senators Mike Mansfield says could ruin Vietnamization plans; fears involvement in Laos.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Many Senators know what's going on in Laos but can't tell; State Department won't release secret testimony. [Stuart SYMINGTON - says if public knew what he knows, they would be concerned.] Symington pressing for release of transcript; wants United States Ambassador to Laos to return for questioning.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Current Communist campaign creates refugee problems.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Laos) 15,000 evacuated from Plain of Jarres; large part of government plan to remove all from Pathet Lao threatened areas. Refugees glad to be away from bombing and fighting; worry about those left behind.
REPORTER: Lou Cioffi

(Studio) Ground action in Vietnam very low, United States turns over major base at Lai Khe to South Vietnam.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Cioffi, Lou;
Donaldson, Sam;
Reynolds, Frank

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