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Lessons of The Falklands #523597

NBC Evening News for Sunday, May 16, 1982
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(Studio) Weapons, practical and obsolete, reported becoming topic as result of Falklands crisis.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(DC) Naval warfare said seemingly to have changed since World War II. "Smart" weapons noted taking toll against traditional naval vessels. [Vice-Chief Naval Operations Admiral William SMALL - notes growing sophistication of weapons.] Defense Department film shown. More large carriers said United States Navy's answer. Reasons given. Disagreement among military analysts noted. [Mil. analyst Jeffrey RECORD - calls big ships sitting ducks.] Senate action toward incring. number of nuclear-powered carriers cited. [Senator Warren RUDMAN - argues that decision was practical.] [Analyst Barry BLECHMAN - says naval operations must be designed with awareness of threats.] Continue arguments predicted.
REPORTER: George Lewis

Lewis, George;
Savitch, Jessica

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