The Digital Journalist
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At a meeting of the National Security Council, Ford makes the decision to evacuate Americans and their supporters from Vietnam. Also present in the Roosevelt Room are (from left) CIA Director William Colby, Deputy Secretary of State Robert Ingersoll, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Secretary of Defense James Schlesinger, Deputy Secretary of Defense Bill Clements, Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General George Brown.