ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 17, 1976
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(Studio) Issue of 2 American military bases in Philippines noted. President Ferdinand Marcos says Philippines must have control of bases if Americans stay.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
(No location given) Report on Air Force's Clark Air Force Base and Navy's Subic Bay base in Philippines. Without bases here, United States would have to retreat strategic positions to Guam or Hawaii; reporter notes conditions of supplying nuclear ship "USS Enterprise" if in that situation. Filipinos have shown growing sense of ntlism. and image of neutrality in south eastern Asia. [MARCOS - cites reasons he feels country must control bases.] Most top officers in Navy agree loss of Subic base could cripple 7th fleet's operations in this area of Pacific Ocean.
REPORTER: Jim Bennett
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