NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 18, 1971
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(Studio) Senator to vote tomorrow: on reviving SST; on Mansfield amendment to cut United States troop strength in Europe 50%. supersonic transport expected to be defeated; amendment still at issue.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(W. Germany) United States military officials argue United States troops necessary to allow options, short of nuclear weapons, in response to attack; maintaining US troops in Europe costs $14 billion per yr; United States wants West Germany to pay for United States troops there.
REPORTER: Robert Hager
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