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Mideast / Meir / Military Situation #445885

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 05, 1969
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(Studio) Israeli P.M. Golda Meir says Israel ready for all-out war. Reporters evaluate military of both sides.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Israel) Every 18-yr-old drafted. Army and state grew up together. National and people's army.
REPORTER: Alvin Rosenfeld

(Egypt) Army in Egypt and Arab world is thing apart from civilians. Egypt's army best equipped of Arab ntns. USSR trains young Egyptian officers. Mil. academy of United Arab Republic turns out good officers. People love commandos who are from ranks of highly educated. No commando officers; just leaders and fighters. Al Fatah is civilian army of Palestine.
REPORTER: Wilson Hall

(Israel) Roadblocks set up to check for Arab guerrillas. All parcels checked in supermkts. Israel attacks Arab bases by air. No peace in Mideast for 20 centuries or likely to be.
REPORTER: Alvin Rosenfeld

Hall, Wilson;
Huntley, Chet;
Rosenfeld, Alvin

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