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US-USSR Relations / Black Sea Naval Incident #319766

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 12, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) United States and USSR ships reported clashing in Black Sea. Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) Pentagon reported announcing USS Yorktown and USS Caron cruising South of Crimean peninsula when USSR ships warned them not to advance further. [US Navy Captain Jerry FLYNN - quotes USSR transmission.] Caron's broadcast quoted on screen. Subsequent USSR actions illustration [USSR ambassador Yuri DUBININ - (thru translator) dismisses diplomacy protest and says United States provoked USSR actions.] US-USSR disagreement regarding passage outlined. Previous incident involving same ships recalled. [FLYNN - defends United States position.] [Former Navy Admiral Gene LAROCQUE - says United States ships shouldn't be present.] US- USSR military rivalry discussed.

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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