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US-Saudi Arabia Relations / AWACS #68756

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 05, 1981
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(Studio) Continue administration battle with Capitol Hill over proposed AWACS sale to Saudi Arabia noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) [President REAGAN - thanks his supporters.] Robert McNamara (John Kennedy's defense secretary), Elliot Richardson (Richard Nixon's defense secretary), Zbigniew Brzezinski (Jimmy Carter's national security adviser), Walt Rostow (Lyndon Johnson's aide), Admiral Thomas Moore noted among those supporting President Reagan's proposed sale of AWACS to Saudis. [Former defense secretary Harold BROWN, Henry KISSINGER - support sale.] White House response to Richard Nixon's support noted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Secretary of State Alexander Haig's remarks to Senate Foreign Relations Committee, especially concerning Senator John Glenn's proposal of joint control of AWACS, examined. [HAIG - doesn't consider joint command possible; acknowledges personal reservations about AWACS sale.] Senators Sam Nunn and John Warner believed developing legislature designed to control all AWACS sale to foreign ntns.; details given.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.

Donaldson, Sam;
Reynolds, Frank;
Vanocur, Sander

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