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US-Soviet / Naval Power #20750

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 25, 1972
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(Studio) Naval agreement signed in Russia will hopefully bring to an end a substantial amount of harassment between Soviet and United States Navies. November 1971, report on 2 navies, rebroadcast.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Mediterranean Sea) South of Greek peninsula Soviet anchor. 5 of 45 Mediterranean ships here. United States flagship of 6th fleet, Cruiser Springfield, passes and Soviet sailors salute. [6th Fleet Commander, Vice Admiral Gerald MILLER - describes Sov ship's war capabilities, those of United States cruiser. Says Soviet ship has much greater capacity.]
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

(Studio) Admiral emphasized United States could counter Soviet threat on seas with aircraft carriers.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Peterson, Roger;
Reasoner, Harry

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