ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 17, 1968
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(Studio) Defense Secretary Clark Clifford says 20,000 to 40,000 American troops to be sent to Europe on temporary basis. NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) maneuvers to be held in early 1969. Says United States won't increases its permanent European troops. 6 United States divs. in W. Germany. Reporter Bill Downs says NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) cntrys. concerned over buildup of Soviet troops in E. Europe. Before invasion, Soviets had 24 divs. in Warsaw Pact area; 36 now there. West Germany feels American determination to defense West Europe should be shown.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
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