ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 23, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report from head of American space command that USSR has ground-based lasers that can disable orbiting satellites noted. Report introduced.
(DC: Rick Inderfurth) Satellite photos of USSR laser base in Nurek shown; details given. [Carnegie Endowment spokesperson Peter ZIMMERMAN - analyzes photos.] [Federal of American Scientists John PIKE - says unclear if laser facility used to track satellites or also destroy them.] Pentagon discussion of another USSR laser facility reviewed; photos shown. US pursuit of military lasers as part of SDI/Star Wars noted.
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