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Nevada / War Games #65963

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 12, 1980
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(Studio) Air Force reported staging unprecedented war games in NV.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Nellis AFB, NV) Mock war exercise known as "Red Flag" examined; films shown. Similarity between exercise and failed rescue attempt in Iran noted; specific planes used named, shown. Statistics with regard to pilot survival rate in war situation discussed. [Commander Colonel Jerry GENTRY - comments on lack of combat experience among present troops.] Shortage of mechanics and number of planes grounded daily for mechanical problems noted.
REPORTER: John McWethy

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

McWethy, John;
Robinson, Max

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