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Commentary (Continuing Cold War) #52867

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 06, 1978
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(Studio) Comment concerns misconception that Cold War is over and there is mood of detente. Walter Lippmann's comment with regard to conventional wisdom quoted. Mentioned in comment are USSR build-up in forces, aid to Angola and Ethiopia and potential for same in rest of Africa, adamancy with regard to own military forces compared to those of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) as discussed in Vienna, Soviet stand on human rights at Belgrade conference on Helsinki Agreement, rumors with regard to Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) negotiations, and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairperson General George Brown's statement on Soviet build-up of forces. USSR under leadership of Brezhnev compared to that under Stalin.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Smith, Howard K.

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