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Brezhnev announces forces reduction

Title
Brezhnev announces forces reduction
Genre
Interview
TX Date
8 Oct 1979
Year of production
1979
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Duration
00:02:51
Description
Interview with a male speaker (not identified) about an announcement by Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev in East Berlin that the USSR would withdraw up to 20,000 of its troops and 1,000 tanks from East Germany in the next 12 months. He also offered to reduce the number of nuclear medium-range rockets aimed at Western Europe if the North Atlantic Alliance refrains from any new deployment of similar U.S. rockets in Western Europe. The speaker suggests the move is a ploy to stir up hostility in the West against the deployment of updated NATO missiles. Male interviewer not identified.
Contributors
None Identified
Keywords
USSR; International relations; Nuclear weapons; Arms control; Nuclear disarmament; NATO; Europe; Leonid Brezhnev; Disarmament; German DR

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