INTRODUCTION: The United States has voiced the increasing alarm over the possibility of Soviet intervention in Poland.
SCU Weinberger at hearing (2 shots)
CU Senator J. Bennett Johnson asking question
SV ZOOM IN TO Polish Deputy Premier with Vice President Bush
CU Bush up to microphone
GV People watching
CU Bush speaking
GV In office of newspaper (2 shots)
GV ZOOM IN Ship and radar
SCU Officers on ship's bridge (2 shots)
SV Sailor looking through binoculars
SV & TILT DOWN Radar and side of ship (2 shots)
SV Rocket launcher
GV PAN Aircraft passing ship
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REPORTER: "Defence Secretary Caspar Weinberger hinting about certain precautionary moves by NATO said the Russian have recently begun to prepare for intervention."
SEQ 2: JOHNSON: "Very recently have they done anything to enhance that capability to move into Poland or otherwise to take a double negative...?"
SEQ 3: WEINBERGER: "Yes, they're taking a number of actions which I think would cause me to characterise the situation as worse than it was last week and is very serious"
REPORTER: "Coincidentally these alarm bells began to ring just as Poland's Deputy Premier, Mieczyslaw Jagielski appealed for American help, mostly economic. Vice President Bush promised 73-million dollars worth of dairy products and then echoed a call for non-intervention."
SEQ 7: BUSH: "We're following a policy for non-intervention in Poland's internal affairs and of course we're anxious woo that other do the same and we're doing what we can to ensure that."
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Background: INTRODUCTION: The United States has voiced the increasing alarm over the possibility of Soviet intervention in Poland. The anxiety of the Reagan administration stems from what it calls the receipt of sensitive new intelligence reports. Western military experts have been watching closely Eastern bloc exercises off the Polish coast which they say already have lasted much longer than usual. Underlying the plight of the Polish economy Deputy Prime Minister Jagielski is in Washington seeking food and financial aid. And in Poland itself the free trade union Solidarity has published (Friday, April 3) the first edition of its own mass circulation newspaper. For the situation in Washington this report from NBC:
SYNOPSIS: In Poland the independent trade union Solidarity, has broken into print. The first edition of the union's own newspaper is called simply "Solidarity". It carried articles on the struggle to form an independent union for the country's farmers and an account of events in the city of Bydgoszcz last month and charges of police brutality.
In the Baltic off the coast of Poland minesweepers and submarine hunter continue with the latest phase of the Soyuz-81 exercises which began three weeks ago.
Landing craft and assault craft armed with torpedoes and missiles, re-inforce the fire power taking part. Western observers had expected the exercises to wind-up last week, but now they could go on for some time.
As well as Soviet forces, ships and men from East Germany and Poland also are taking port, while on land East German troops have been conducting combat operations on their own territory.