NBC Evening News for Monday, May 30, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Memorial Day reported focusing attention upon parallels between USSR 's war in Afghanistan and US' Vietnam war. USSR troops shown withdrawing from Afghanistan; details given. Both wars noted long and frustrating for super powers. [USSR spokesperson Gennady GERASIMOV - says Afghan war was bleeding wound.] USSR 's official death toll from war given. Afghanistan struggle noted diminishing role of military in USSR . [USSR expert Arnold HORELICK - comments on impact of war upon Mikhail Gorbachev's approach to war.] Treatment of USSR 's returning soldiers compared to that in US. [MEN - (thru translators) comment on value of war.] "Glasnost" noted allowing open criticism of Afghan war. Party conservatives' fears discussed. [Columbia Univ. spokesperson Severyn BIALAR - says Russians don't like adventures in Afghanistan.] Gorbachev noted attempting to focus attention upon economy reform rather than war. [USSR defense analyst Roald SAGDEEV - compares Afghan war to Vietnam war.] Those killed in war noted common bond between United States and USSR . Scenes shown from Vietnam War Memorial and Tomb of Unknown Soldiers in Arlington National Cemetery in DC; details given of observances.
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