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Special Assignment (Arsenal of Democracy: Is American Ready?) #65500

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 14, 1980
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Brussels, Belgium) United States capability for immediate war outlined; that of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) allies noted even worse. Pentagon rationalization of dilemma examined; films shown. [Senator Sam NUNN, deputy undersecretary for defense Dale CHURCH - comment on United States arms stkpile.] Lessons learned from 1973 Israeli-Arab war detailed. [MAN - comments on Israel's situation in 1973.] United States supplies to Israel at that time noted not entirely replaced; details given. Impact of shrinking United States defense industry base on situation considered; President Anwar Sadat mentioned. Problems faced by United States defense industry due to Defense Department's handling of purchases examined; Blaw-Knox tank mfrs. cited as example Details given.
REPORTER: John McWethy

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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