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United States Def. / NATO #561259

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 02, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Brussels, Belgium: John Cochran) United States F-16 jets noted stationed in Italy after being ejected from Spain. Other allies reported not helping US. [Representative Pat SCHROEDER - comments on F-16s' role in Europe.] Cost of defending NATO discussed. [Senator Carl LEVIN - says United States paying more than should to protect NATO.] West German officials quoted with regard to cost incurred by United States military operations in their country [Pol. analyst Thomas ENDERS - questions United States reliability.] President Reagan's actions during '86 Iceland summit recalled. [Royal Institution for Defense Captain David BOLTON - comments on situation.] French-W. German brigade noted formed outside NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) jurisdiction. British mentioned collaborating with French on cruise missile project. Reagan's lame duck status noted. Next pres.'s role with NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) allies discussed.

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John

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