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Afghanistan / USSR Withdrawal #562222

NBC Evening News for Sunday, May 15, 1988
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(Kabul, Afghanistan: Peter Kent) Beginning of pullout of USSR troops from Afghanistan reported; details given, scenes shown of troop convoy going from Jalalabad to Kabul. Withdrawal plans outlined.

(Studio: Garrick Utley) Recognition by Mikhail Gorbachev that war in Afghanistan was unwinnable reported Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Sandy Gilmour) Response of Sovs. to pullout detailed. [On street, MEN - (thru translator) comment on withdrawal.] [WOMEN - (thru translator) say let Afghanis solve own problems.] Rpting. of story on Soviet TV and in Soviet press noted.

(Studio: Garrick Utley) Pullout reported signalling Gorbachev's emphasis on solving problems at home.

Gilmour, Sandy;
Kent, Peter;
Utley, Garrick

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