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Special Report / Defense, Diplomacy, Detente #239925

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 12, 1975
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(Studio) In 1st of series of reports, American treaty obligations explored.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) United States has defense treaties or agreements with 41 cntrys., but in only 1 case, NATO, does language of treaty clearly oblige United States to take military action. Details of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) treaty outlined. Rio-Pact treaty examined; language less binding on US. Outside these 2 treaties, language much softer; treaties with Japan and South Korea considered. There's even less US commitment to S.E. Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO). Language not only yardstick to measure United States commitment; Israel, Berlin cases in point.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Kalb, Marvin;
Schieffer, Bob

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