• Short Summary

    President Nixon told a press conference at the White House in Washington on Friday (8 May) that he was trying to achieve what anti-war demonstrators were selling for -- withdrawal of American troops and a just peace in South Vietnam.

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    GV White house
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    SCU Nixon (SOF)
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    TRANSCRIPT: NIXON: SEQ 2: "I realize that those who are protesting believe that this decision will expand the war, increase American casualties, and increase American involvement. And those who protest want peace, they want to reduce American casualties, and they want our boys brought home. I made a decision, however, for the very reasons that they are protesting, and as far as affecting my decision is concerned, their protests I'm concerned about. I'm concerned because I know how deeply they feel. But I know, that what I have done will accomplish the goals that they want. It will shorten this war, it will reduce American casualties, it will allow us to go forward with our withdrawal programme. The one hundred and fifty thousand Americans that I announced for withdrawal in the next year will come home on schedule and it will, in my opinion, serve the cause of a just peace in Vietnam I would add this, I think I understand what I want. i would hope that they would understand somewhat what I want. When I came to the Presidency I did not send these man to Vietnam there were 525,000 men there. Since I've been there I've been working 18 to 20 hours a day, mostly on Vietnam, trying to bring these men home. We've brought home a hundred and fifteen thousand. Our casualties were the lowest in the first quarter of this year. We're going to bring home another one hundred and fifty thousand. And as a result of the greater accomplishments than we expected even in the first week of the Cambodian campaign I believe that we will have accomplished our goal reducing American casualties and also of hastening the day that we can have a just peace. But above everything else to continue the withdrawal programme that they're for and I'm for."




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    Background: President Nixon told a press conference at the White House in Washington on Friday (8 May) that he was trying to achieve what anti-war demonstrators were selling for -- withdrawal of American troops and a just peace in South Vietnam.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1QPG6TK8G1957AHLH03P0OOOZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA1QPG6TK8G1957AHLH03P0OOOZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/05/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:20:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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