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E. Germany / Military Observer Incident #545877

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 15, 1985
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REPORTER: John Palmer

(Frankfurt, West Germany) USSR 's forcible detention in Suhl, East Germany, of United States Army observer and driver on September 7 examined. [Courtesy "Face the Nation", Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - describes incident as reminiscent of situation in which Major Arthur Nicholson was killed.] Nicholson's murder by Soviet troops recalled; Weinberger's criticism of series of incidents in which Soviet have harassed Americans working out of Potsdam outlined. Significance of September 7th confrontation for President Reagan's upcoming summit with Mikhail Gorbachev considered.
REPORTER: Stan Bernard

Bernard, Stan;
Palmer, John

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