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US-USSR Relations / Treaty / Star Wars / Missiles #106598

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 24, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) Tour of Denver, Colorado, SDI/Star Wars facility by President Reagan reported; details given, scenes shown. [REAGAN - says INF issues between US-USSR resolved and treaty will be finalized at summit with Mikhail Gorbachev next month] Vice President George Bush mentioned. Republican suspicion of treaty noted. [Representative Jack KEMP, Senator James McCLURE - oppose treaty in its current state.] [Ex-Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - calls for Gorbachev to acknowledge USSR 's strategic defense plan.] Reagan's promotion at Martin Marietta Corporation plant here of "Zenith Star" project to test laser beams in space reported; animation shown. [REAGAN - says project not bargaining chip.] Senator ratification of INF treaty said expected. Agreement on long-range missiles between United States and USSR said difficult due to Reagan's support of SDI/Star Wars programs.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Deliberate blowing up of Pershing missile by Army at Utah tests site to illustrate how missiles would be destroyed if INF treaty ratified reported; scenes shown.

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:02:50

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