NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 10, 1985
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(Studio) Force of portable nuclear devices carried by some United States troops, known as nukepaks, compared to that of bomb dropped on Hiroshima; number nukepaks carried by United States troops in West Germany recalled recently revealed.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) Reaction in West Germany to existence of nukepaks examined; media's criticism outlined. Device, called special atomic demolition munition (SADM), said part of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) arsenal since 1964. Nukepak's role in Green Beret unit here noted; bomb's strength compared to bomb which destroyed Marine headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon. [Mil. analyst William ARKIN - thinks indiv. nuclear arms should be withdrawn from Europe.] Locations of Army, Marine, Navy Seal teams trained in nukepaks illustrated on map. NATO plan #4304 pertaining to Green Beret role in event of Warsaw Pact invasion mentioned.
REPORTER: Fred Francis
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