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Ford / Pol. Strategy / United States Def. #43215

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 10, 1976
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(Studio) Vice President Nelson Rockefeller speaks about rising Communism Dep. Defense Secretary William Clements ridicules campaign rhetoric suggesting United States about to give up Panama Canal. President Ford appears at ceremony concerning Armed Forces Wk.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Ford expands Michigan campaign from 1 to 3 days. Ford looks over mild exhibits to commemorate Armed Forces Wk. He asks Congress for $1.1 billion for Navy. [FORD - says United States defs. are strong. United States purpose is to defense freedom and keep foundation of strength upon which more peaceful world can be built.] Part of Ford campaign strategy is depicting Reagan as dangerous with regard to foreign policy.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
Smith, Howard K.

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