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Foreign Policy / Reagan / Ford #486982

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 10, 1976
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(Studio) Ronald Reagan attacks President Ford's and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's for. policy.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Exeter, New Hampshire) Reagan accuses administration of trying to placate its potential enemies and of being reluctant to assert United States interests in international relations [REAGAN - says United States should be more aware of its bargaining strength. US should be tough negotiator like USSR . Detente will fail as 1 way street.]
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Studio) Ford policy is to avoid direct fight with Reagan with regard to personalities and issues.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Ford met with representatives of military assns. Earlier, he had seen reports of Reagan speech. Told reporters that his policy on Angola firm but Congress lost its guts when it refused to send military aid. [FORD - says challenged USSR and Cuba in their Angolan intervention. If Congress stood with administration, could have preserved chance to let Angolans decide own future. Must negotiate from strength not weakness. Policy is peace through strength.] Rprs. not allowed to cover Kissinger's remarks to same group.
REPORTER: John Cochran

Chancellor, John;
Cochran, John;
Oliver, Don

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