• Short Summary

    SPEAKING AT A NATIONALLY-TELEVISED PRESS CONFERENCE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE YESTERDAY (THURSDAY), PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON SPOKE OF U.

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    1.
    LV INTERIOR JOURNALISTS STAND AS NIXON WALKS TO ROSTRUM (4 SHOTS)
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    2.
    LV JOURNALISTS SEATED
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    3.
    CU & SV's NIXON SPEAKS
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    "TRANSCRIPT: NIXON (SEQ. 3): "I REALISE, AS A MATTER OF FACT, THAT THERE ARE IN THIS ROOM MANY RECORDERS WHO DISAGREE WITH MY POLICY TO BRING THE WAR TO AN END IN THE WAY I BELIEVE IT SHOULD BE ENDED AND WHO PROBABLY AGREE WITH THE VIEWS OF THE DEMONSTRATORS. I RESPECT YOU, AND THEM, AND OTHERS WHO DISAGREE WITH MY POLICIES, BUT AS I LOOKED AT THOSE DEMONSTRATORS ON TELEVISION, AND I SAW SO MANY WHO WERE TEENAGERS -THIS IS THE THOUGHT THAT PASSED THROUGH MY MIND: 'MY RESPONSIBILITY IS TO BRING PEACE, BUT NOT JUST PEACE IN OUR TIME, BUT PEACE IN THEIR TIME.' I WANT PEACE NOT JUST FOR US BUT PEACE FOR OUR CHILDREN, THEIR CHILDREN. AND I AND AM CONVINCED THAT, IF WE WERE TO DO WHAT THEY WERE ADVOCATING -- A PRECIPITATE WITHDRAWAL BEFORE THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE HAD A CHANCE TO PREVENT A COMMUNIST TAKEOVER THAT WOULD LEAD TO A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN THE PACIFIC AND WOULD INCREASE THE DANGERS OF WAR IN THE FUTURE. ON THE OTHER HAND,! BELIEVE THAT IF WE CONTINUE ON THE PATH THAT I HAVE SET FORTH, ONE IN WHICH WE ARE WITHDRAWING OUR FORCES, IN WHICH THAT I HAVE SET FORTH, ONE IN WHICH WE ARE WITHDRAWING OUR FORCES, IN WHICH WE WILL BE DOWN TO 184,000 BY DECEMBER 1ST - I'LL MAKE ANOTHER ANNOUNCEMENT ON OCTOBER 15TH - I BELIEVE THAT ON THAT PATH WE WILL END THE WAR, WE WILL BEING A PEACE IN VIETNAM WHICH WILL CONTRIBUTE TO PEACE NOT JUST IN OUR TIME UT IN THEIR TIME."




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    Background: SPEAKING AT A NATIONALLY-TELEVISED PRESS CONFERENCE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE YESTERDAY (THURSDAY), PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON SPOKE OF U.S. TROOP WITHDRAWALS FROM VIETNAM, EXPLAINING THAT THE PLAN WAS DESIGNED TO MAKE SURE THAT NO PRECIPITOUS ACTION ON THEIR PART, BEFORE SOUTH VIETNAM WAS READY TO FULLY HANDLE THE SITUATION, WOULD INCREASE THE DANGERS OF WAR IN THE FUTURE.

    DURING THE LONG INTERCHANGE OF QUESTIONS WITH REPORTERS, PRESIDENT NIXON ALSO SPOKE OF THE TAIWAN-CHINA ISSUE, THE CALLEY VERDICT AND MATTERS OF INTERNAL POLICY. BUT IT WAS ON THE QUESTION OF VIETNAM AND U.S. TROOPS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA THAT HE SPENT THE LONGEST TIME, SAYING, IN PART:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7AVU5PNOG38NDJDZVQ6UP531Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA7AVU5PNOG38NDJDZVQ6UP531Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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