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USSR / Military #115768

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 23, 1988
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) Report introduced.

(Naro-Fominsk, USSR : Walter Rodgers) Soviet military maneuvers featured; details given, scenes shown of limited display of Soviet conventional firepower. [In discussing possible USSR -NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) war, Colonel Yuri PAKOMOV - (thru translator) says war would be won by first side opening fire.] [Master sergeant Nikolai BLENOV - (thru translator) comments of Soviet war in Afghanistan.] Maneuvers noted shown to offset criticism of USSR 's problems in Afghanistan.

Koppel, Ted;
Rodgers, Walter

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