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Warsaw Pact-NATO / West Germany #1821

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 20, 1968
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(Studio) Commander in chief Warsaw Pact, Marshal Ivan Yakubovsky, flies to Bulgaria. Rptd. USSR want to station more troops there. West Germany Air Force and Army units complete 5 days maneuvers in West Europe. Soviets say renewed German militarism threatens world peace.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(W. Germany) USSR has some combat troops in central Europe since end of WW II. West Germans nervous. 500,000 in West German Army. Warsaw Pact forces are 2 million. NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) forces little over 1 million. USSR right to take action against West Germany under United Nations charter if it feels country threat to world peace. Neo-Nazism may gain more strength due to Soviet saber rattling. US, France and England say 1 move against West Germany will bring instant retaliation. NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) maneuvers set ahead and more United States troops arriving for them.
REPORTER: Ray Moloney

(Studio) American and NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) representatives feel Soviet attempt to send troops across German border unlikely.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Moloney, Ray;
Reynolds, Frank

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