ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 29, 1989
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(Freiburg, West Germany: Peter Jennings) Upcoming summit between President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev mentioned. Report introduced.
(Brussels, Belgium: Barrie Dunsmore) Mtg. of defense mins. of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) to discuss events and E. Europe and future of West's defenses there featured; scenes shown from Brussels, Belgium, conference [Secretary of Defense Dick CHENEY - says there will be no slackening of American commitment to NATO.] Troop reduction proposals on table at Vienna talks on reducing conventional forces in Europe outlined on screen. NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) fear that Bush and Gorbachev will decide to drastically reduce forces in Europe reiterated.
(Freiburg, West Germany: Peter Jennings) Issue of future of Western troops in Europe featured; presence of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) front line forces along Fulda Gap, West Germany, noted; troop training scenes shown; statement from NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) secretary general Manfred Woerner about defense effort detailed. Reaction of American mil forces here detailed. [Former Navy secretary John LEHMAN - talks about cost of upkeep of forces in Europe.] President Bush's commitment to keeping troops in Europe explained. [American SOLDIER - comments.]