Kabul Doomwatch: A Veteran TV Correspondent Recalls Escapes from Vietnam, Cambodia

Longtime ABC-TV international correspondent Jim Laurie also watched the Russians leave Afghanistan. It was more orderly than the US exit from Kabul.


I am experiencing a bit of old reporter's déjà vu anxiety.  What is happening in Kabul Afghanistan is heart-wrenching. 

On the morning of April 12, 1975, I flew out of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s besieged capital, on a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter, landing on the USS Okinawa as the American embassy staged its evacuation.

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