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Special Segment (US vs. USSR - Are We Ready?) #509166

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 06, 1980
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(Studio) President Carter's State of Union message with regard to Persian Gulf recalled; his softening of remarks today noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Fort Bragg, North Carolina) United States military capability examined; 82nd Airborne featured. Films shown. Hypothetical United States response to USSR invasion of Iran outlined; diagrams shown. [Major General G.S. MELOY III - comments on possible time he could hold out against USSR .] [Senator Sam NUNN - comments on US situation.] [Representative Robin BEARD - criticizes Pentagon plans.] Alleged number of United States and USSR troops and tanks involved in such an operation listed on screen; question of United States use of tactical nuclear weapons considered. [General David JONES - comments.] [Defense Sec',. Harold BROWN - comments on danger involved due to mutual nuclear power of ntns.]
REPORTER: Robert Hager

Chancellor, John;
Hager, Robert

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