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Middle E. War / United States Policy #225734

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 15, 1973
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(Studio) Govt. officially announces United States airlifts begin resupplying Israel in Middle E. war. United States planes arrive in Tel Aviv, Israel, today.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) State Department Robert McCloskey backs United States action by observing massive USSR airlifts to Syria and Egypt continue. USSR airlifts described. Israeli, Arab estimated military machinery losses outlined.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) President hints indirectly at possible United States intervention in Mid E. war; details outlined. USSR announces plans to assist Arabs in any way incling. weapons never used before in Mid E. WTAR-TV in Norfolk, Virginia, sights Israeli ship loaded with bombs, missiles etc., for use in Mid E. war. Dep. Secretary Defense William Clements meets with civilian airline execs. to discuss possible expanded airlifts to Israel. Justification for United States aid to Arabs reviewed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Syrian front) USSR more involved in attack on Israel along Syrian front than direct supplies to Syria. In area overrun by Israel, Soviet advisers found serving with Syrian army. More proof unnecessary to determine extent of Soviet aid to Arabs in fight against Israel.
REPORTER: John Laurence

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Laurence, John

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