• Short Summary

    Following a meeting with West German Foreign Minister Walter School on Tuesday (Dec 28), United States Secretary of State William Rogers made a press statement asserting that American troop strength would not be reduced i Europe as long as their allies "continue to improve their forces and continue to share a greater part of the burden".

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    1.
    MV Rogers on rostrum (silent)
    0.06

    2.
    CU Rogers speaking
    1.30


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: ROGERS: "And I said that the policy of the United States Government is that we will not reduce our troop strength in Europe as long as our allies continue to improve their forces and continue to share a greater part of the burden. Now i have just indicated that our the, our allies have agreed to spend a billion dollar more in 1972 and the German Government - the Federal Republic has entered into, we think, a very satisfactory agreement on offset. So we do not intend to reduce our troop strength in Europe. We think it would be very destabilising. We think that the contribution that has been made by NATO to peace in the world is of such tremendous importance that we should do nothing to upset that in any way. Furthermore, one of the criticisms that have been made in the past about our troop strength in Europe, has been based on the balance of payments proposition. Now that the President's new economics policy is succeeding, the balance of payments argument is not as valid as it was in the past. So we are going to do everything we can to maintain our troop strength in Europe because of its importance to peace in the world."




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    Background: Following a meeting with West German Foreign Minister Walter School on Tuesday (Dec 28), United States Secretary of State William Rogers made a press statement asserting that American troop strength would not be reduced i Europe as long as their allies "continue to improve their forces and continue to share a greater part of the burden".

    The Rogers-School talks are taking place simultaneously to those being held between President Nixon and Chancellor Brandt at Mr Nixon's Florida bungalow - known as the Southern White House, at Key Biscayne.

    After touching on other topics, Mr Rogers said:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA594A10SKV9S2C8DA2OA2C75I7
    Media URN:
    VLVA594A10SKV9S2C8DA2OA2C75I7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/12/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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