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USSR / Military #321488

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 30, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Moscow's Tomb of Unknown Soldier shown. Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : David Martin) USSR military academy featured; cadet shown learning to drive tank; details given. Perestroika's impact upon military discussed. [General Dmitri T. YAZOV - (thru translator) comments on Mikhail Gorbachev's impact upon military] War prevention themes noted prevailing in mil. academy classrooms. [TEACHER - (thru translator) stresses new goals for USSR military] New and old military doctrines compared. Ambassador Jack Matlock shown in question and answer session with cadets. [MATLOCK - (thru translator) comments on Warsaw Pact and NATO.] Notion of perestroika noted promoting acceptance that changes are eminent in USSR . [PROFESSOR - (thru translator) says only free cheese is in mousetrap.]

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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