ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 30, 1971
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(Studio) Background of Malta noted. Britain and NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) disagree with Maltese government on charges for Malta base to remain there. Britain prepares to leave. Malta threatens to bring in USSR fleet. United States 6th fleet now in Mediterranean.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(6th Fleet, Mediterranean) Flagship "Josephus Daniels" featured. Rockets launched. "Mod Squad" accentuates youth. Cmdrs. and department hds. 1 rank lower than usual to give young officers a chance. [Commander Paul BUTCHER - welcomes opportunity; describes Mod Squad.] Josephus Daniels' history recalled.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson
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