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Middle East Crisis / United States Military Alert / Cease-Fire Observers #23472

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 26, 1973
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(Studio) Although Mid. E. crisis eases, most United States forces remain on military alert. Secretary Defense James Schlesinger explains action.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) [SCHLESINGER - explains reasons behind United States military alert call. Insists mil. confrontation with USSR never became real possibility but military alert called to offset any possible confrontation.] Airlifts to Israel continue; USSR reduces airlifts to Egypt, but sealift to Egyptian shores gigantic.
REPORTER: Frank Tomlinson

(Moscow, USSR ) Soviet party leader Leonid Brezhnev discusses Mid. E. situation. Reveals USSR to send observers of cease-fire to Mid. E.; requests United States follow suit.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith (narrates)

(DC) United States to agree with Soviet request despite some misgivings. US requirements for peace observers outlined. United States upset over West Europe's denunciation of United States support to Israel. Reaction of some cntrys. outlined.
REPORTER: Herbert Kaplow

Kaplow, Herbert;
Smith, Howard K.;
Tomlinson, Frank

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