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United States Military Def. / Lack of Transport Planes #51946

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 03, 1978
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(Studio) Upcoming end to military mobilization exercise called "Nifty Nugget," said by Pentagon to be biggest since World War II, noted. Problems shown by exercise, in American defense plans, reported.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(DC) Details given about United States inability to carry out plans for massive airlift to reinforce West Europe in event of war due to lack of planes. Studies of situation, include one by joint chiefs of staff, noted. Lack of C-141's, like those sent to Zaire, and ill repair of C-5's, only planes that can carry tanks, outlined. Cut in 1979 budget that would have built new generation of transports for Air Force reported.
REPORTER: Bill Wordham

Jarriel, Tom;
Wordham, Bill

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