CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 09, 1970
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(Studio) Laird says United States will insure Mideast power balance; Mediterranean 6th Fleet ready.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Mediterranean Sea) 6th Fleet entire United States power base for E. Mediterranean Sea; air strike power vast; Soviet Mediterranean fleet powerful threat to American carriers; USSR can multiply fleet strength quickly; Soviet Navy modern and effective. [6th fleet commander Vice Admiral David RICHARDSON - says Soviet fleet potential threat because of quick build up capability; United States long range aircraft keep balance in United States favor.]
REPORTER: Winston Burdett
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