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Italy / Rockefeller / NATO / United States Fleet / Communists #488600

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 01, 1976
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(Studio) Nelson Rockefeller in Roman newspaper interview says if Communists get into Italian government, Atlantic Alliance (NATO) reappraisal to be called for. Rockefeller quoted with regard to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) purpose. At NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) south command headquarters in s. Italy opinions differ.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Naples, Italy) Possibility of Communists in Italy government worries NATO officials. South command headquarters move being discussed. If Communists get into government, several alts. being considered. Withdrawal of some United States 6th Fleet facilities in Italy considered. Greece and Turkey restrictions with regard to fleet noted. Retired Italian general and former NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) official believes United States Navy's fears excessive. He believes Communists must be included in Italy government [Italian air force (ret.) General Nino PASTI - denies there are any NATO secrets to be stolen.] Critics agree with Pasti, believe NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and Communists can coexist as long as Communists moderate. NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) activities continue in Naples, where mayor is Communist
REPORTER: David Burrington

Burrington, David;
Chancellor, John

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