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US-USSR Relations / Summit / Missile Technology #107343

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 09, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: John Martin) USSR acquisition of key elements of United States weapons technology reported; details given, scenes and animation shown of material carbon carbon used in noses of missiles and space shuttles. [Ex-assistant Defense Secretary Richard PERLE - discusses loss of carbon carbon technology.] House investigation noted. [MAN, Representative John DINGELL - discuss problem.] CIA mentioned. USSR said obtaining furnaces and presses from British subsidiary of Consarc company [British busman. James METCALF - explains selling equipment to USSR .] Sale said approved by Commerce Department Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger said telling Congress sale stopped, but equipment already shipped to USSR ; sketches shown. Carbon carbon controversy said illustrating race for missile advancements between United States and USSR while summit goes on.

Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John

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