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Persian Gulf / United States Policy #111043

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 26, 1987
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(Studio: Richard Threlkeld) Report introduced.

(DC: John McWethy) Potential implications of Pentagon's decision to give United States military personnel stationed in Persian Gulf imminent danger pay despite President Reagan's public stmts. examined; details given, scenes shown. [Deputy assistant defense secretary David ARMOR - cites monthly cost involved; notes additional pay was once referred to as "hostile fire pay" for war zones.] Geographical area involved indicated on map. Current size of United States military presence in Persian Gulf mentioned. [Former assistant defense secretary Lawrence KORB - ests. additional daily cost to Navy not accounted for in its budget.] Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's statement cited.

McWethy, John;
Threlkeld, Richard

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