ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 14, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) A look at the American army of the future introduced.
(Pentagon: John Martin) The viability of the Army's Apache attack helicopters featured; details given of the grounding of these aircraft during the Yugoslavia conflict. [April 4, 1999, Pentagon spokesman Kenneth BACON - states the capabilities of the Apaches in Yugoslavia.] [Secretary of the Army Louis CALDERA - comments on the Army's pace in the field.] [October 14, 1999, Joint Chiefs of Staff commander General Henry SHELTON - says the benefits never outweighed the risk for the helicopters.] [Now, Army operations Major General Richard CODY, CALDERA, Brookings Institution Ivo DAALDER - offer differing assessment on the Apaches' use.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Fort Know, Kentucky: John McWethy) The need for a lighter, faster, more mobile Army examined; scenes shown from Fort Knox, Kentucky, where assorted light armored vehicles are being tested. [Army Major General Jim DUBIK - says we will change the way the Army fights.] The problem of the very heavy M-1 tank cited as an example. [Army sergeant Daniel BATEMAN - says the M-1 tanks are too heavy to be carried on planes.] [United Defense Doug COFFEY - comments on the lighter tanks' capabilities.]
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