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West Germany-US Relations / Chemical Plant / United States Troops #323893

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 27, 1989
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) West German officials reported investigating companies that allegedly helped Libya build chemical weapons plant. Report introduced.

(Bitburg, West Germany: Dan Rather) United States troops in West Germany featured; details given, scenes shown. [Newspaper "Suddeutsche Zeitung" foreign editor Josef JOFFE - comments on August 28, 1988, air show tragedy in Ramstein.] Germans noted not wanting presence of foreign soldiers after this tragedy. [US ambassador to West Germany Richard BURT - says Germans think Americans are pushy.] US-W. German relations discussed. [Senator Sam NUNN - comments on impact of USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev upon situation.] Recruitment into German army noted dropping. [Ad. executive Gunther HILZHEIM - comments on new advertising campaign to attract soldiers.] [BURT - says Germans are working out their own identities.] Chancellor Helmut Kohl noted deciding whether or not to install more nuclear missiles in Germany. Muammar el-Kadhafi's chemical weapons plant noted only one of Germany's problems.

Schieffer, Bob;
Rather, Dan

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