• Short Summary

    American Secretary of Defence, Melvin Laird, told reporters in Washington yesterday (2 September) that a task force of five Soviet ships would arrive in the Caribbean at the end of this week.

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    1.
    AERIAL VIEW...WASHINGTON (2 SHOTS)
    0.10

    2.
    LAIRD SPEAKS..(SOUND ON FILM)
    1.20


    TRANSCRIPT: LAIRD: "The Soviet Navy as part of its continuing world-wide deployment now has a task force of five ships about a thousand six hundred miles south-west of the Azores. These ships, if they continue on their present course, would arrive in the Caribbean area probably during the latter part of this week. They include a guided-missile light cruiser, a guided-missile destroyer, an amphibious landing ship, submarine tender and an oiler, and they are on this course that would direct them to the Caribbean area some time the latter part of the week. It is significant in my view that this is the third Soviet Naval Force moving in deployment in the Caribbean since last summer, the summer of 1969. I have spoken in the past regarding the capabilities of the Soviet Navy, and this is one more important demonstration of the Soviet's growing world-wide sea-power cap capability."




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    Background: American Secretary of Defence, Melvin Laird, told reporters in Washington yesterday (2 September) that a task force of five Soviet ships would arrive in the Caribbean at the end of this week.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA93Y713IGD0CORJL82K4J285G2
    Media URN:
    VLVA93Y713IGD0CORJL82K4J285G2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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