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Ex-national-security adviser 1st witness for Westmoreland

Walt W. Rostow, a Johnson administration national-security adviser, challenged CBS's interpretation of an April 1967 policy meeting attended by Gen. William C. Westmoreland at the White House. Mr. Rostow was opening prosecution witness Monday in a Manhattan federal court in the general's $120 million libel suit against the network. The Rostow testimony was delayed by a lengthy morning debate over the admissibility of prosecution evidence that the CBS attorney had not seen in its entirety.

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