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State of World Message #9198

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 18, 1970
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(Studio) In Far E. United States bombing in Laos not South Vietnam; mob attacked United States embassy in Manila; Egyptian jets hit Israeli positions. Nixon speaks in the State of World Message of new era of negotiation.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Pres'. new strategy for peace long in his message; few answers to problems; Nixon broadened doctrine of self-help to include whole world; US will expect allies to defend themselves with United States aid and material, but not troops; United States will not involve itself with Africa's internal conflicts but will continue humanitarian aid; United States will honor all treaties; USSR fast approaching nuclear parity with US; Nixon to press for wide ABM deployment; that sums up Nixon's foreign policy goals for `70's.

Gill, Bill;
Reynolds, Frank

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