ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 07, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The success of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) air campaign in Yugoslavia summed up via statistics.
(Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina: John McWethy) The pressures on the Air Force, which is flat worn out following the war in Kosovo, examined; scenes shown from the high-tech campaign in Yugoslavia; details given of the backlog of repairs. [Avionics repair Sergeant Merrill STODDARD, ejection seat repair Sergeant Delmas KNIGHT - outline the maintenance problems.] The question of whether the United States military can handle wars on two fronts at once raised. [Air Force deputy chief of staff Lieutenant General Marvin ESMOND - worries about running out of assets.] [F-16 pilot Major Tony MATTOX, engine repair Sergeant Rick McDYER, metal repair Sergeant Robert DIETRICH - comment on their job.]
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