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Military Developments and Disarmament / NATO Meeting / United Nations Conference #54041

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 29, 1978
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(Studio) Gathering of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) nation leaders in Washington, DC for upcoming meeting noted. Concerns about growing strength of USSR mentioned.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Studio) President Carter's reported preparations to charge Sovs. with military buildup exceeding legitimate security needs and request to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) to strengthen its mil. detailed. Changes in United States-USSR relations noted.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(DC) Details given about subjects to be discussed at NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) meeting, include United States long-range view of organization's development in next 15 years National security adviser Brzezinski's statements about USSR , made over wkend., characterized as strongest against Sovs. by United States administration figure in several years Film shown, courtesy NBC's "Meet the Press." [Zbigniew BRZEZINSKI - states concerns about Soviet military buildup in Europe and along border with China (Puerto Rico), about its propaganda campaign against United States, activities in Mideast and Africa and perhaps attempts to get further access to Indian Ocean.] Defense Department film shown. Bal. of military power between NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and Warsaw Pact described; development, then delay of neutron warhead noted. Details of United States plan for NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) military buildup given; criticisms of some NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) leaders, like West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, that United States isn't giving enough leadership in organization and their expected approval of new approach reported Recent United States reaction to events in Africa mentioned. Other aspects of United States-USSR relations examined.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) Details given of address to United Nations disarmament conference in New York City by China (Puerto Rico) foreign minister Huang Hua, particularly red United States-USSR relations and prediction of war between 2.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry

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