• Short Summary

    United States Defence Secretary, Melvin Laird, has anticipated that South Vietnamese forces will assume greater combat responsibilities in their country by next summer, as American presence is reduced.

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    GV Capitol building (2 shots)
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    2.
    SCV Laird speaking
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    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: LAIRD: "Now, one combat death is too many. But the efforts we have made to reduce the American presence.....to reduce the American combat deaths in Vietnam....is a record which I believe should be called to the attention of all Americans, because we are on a new course and we are headed in a new direction in that area of the world. If the war continues in Vietnam I anticipate that the South Vietnamese by next summer will be capable of assuming the responsibilities for all combat operations in Vietnam.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: United States Defence Secretary, Melvin Laird, has anticipated that South Vietnamese forces will assume greater combat responsibilities in their country by next summer, as American presence is reduced. He was addressing a gathering of civic groups in Duluth, Minnesota, on Thursday (8th October).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3FK5M8FSLE82KESFJYGSBH1LK
    Media URN:
    VLVA3FK5M8FSLE82KESFJYGSBH1LK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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