ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 01, 1976
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(Studio) President Ford speaks to convention of National Guard Association today, citing his support of strong defense and implying Carter doesn't support it so much.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) Similarities in Ford and Carter stands on reduction of United States troops abroad noted. Ford implies Democrats soft on national defense [FORD - says it's wrong to think defs. wouldn't be let down if phased withdrawal takes place.] Ford steering committee has 1st meeting today. Real planning going on in White House; aides say Ford has yet to decide where and when to kick off campaign.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel
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