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NATO / Its Future / United States Role #132547

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 07, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Rome: Brit Hume) NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) meeting in Rome, Italy, to discuss its future and the role of the United States in it featured; scenes shown. [President BUSH, with British Prime Minister John MAJOR - comment.] Positions of Bush and French President Francois Mitterrand outlined. [Secretary of State James BAKER - says United States will continue to lead the alliance.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement from NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Secretary General Manfred Woerner that "we have lost our former enemy" quoted.

(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) The reshaping of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) after the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe examined; details given of possible changes. [Defense Forecasts, Incorporated, Barry BLECHMAN - talks about old and new threats.] Development of a new French-German combat brigade designed to operate outside of the US-dominated NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) command cited as an example of a shift toward an independent European force. [Secretary of Defense Dick CHENEY, allied forces in Europe commander General John GALVIN - talk about United States role in Europe.]

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Zelnick, Bob

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