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American Agenda (Drugs: Navy Anti-Drug Program) #129088

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 12, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(On board USS Ranger: Beth Nissen) The Navy's anti-drug program examined. [USS Ranger Captain Ernest CHRISTENSEN - says drugs are viewed as the enemy.] Incident recalled in which six of those who died in plane crash on aircraft carrier USS Nimitz were discovered to have had marijuana in their systems; photograph shown of wreck. [Chief of naval personnel Admiral Mike BOORDA - says urinalysis program is key weapon in war on drugs.] Navy's drug program of testing, confrontation and treatment explained. [Two SAILORS - comment.] [Navy drug screening lab Captain Darrell SNOOK - talks about the drug war.]

Jennings, Peter;
Nissen, Beth

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