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SDI/Star Wars Information Leak / Anti-Ballistic Missile Controversy #107821

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 07, 1987
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(Studio: Kathleen Sullivan) White House reported asking FBI to investigate leak to "Washington Times" on President Reagan's meeting with aides to discuss SDI/Star Wars; details given.

(DC: Rick Inderfurth) [Senator Sam NUNN - attacks administration's interpretation of anti-ballistic missile treaty as representative its lack of interest in arms control.] 1972 anti-ballistic missile treaty with USSR and Reagan administration's interpretation of it as basis for SDI/Star Wars reviewed. [Arms Control and Disarmament Agency spokesperson Ken. ADELMAN - notes administration's position allows broader testing.] USSR criticism of United States change of position noted. [Former anti-ballistic missile legal adviser John RHINELANDER - considers such repudiation of treaty unheard of.] Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher and Chancellor Helmut Kohl said agreeing.

Inderfurth, Rick;
Sullivan, Kathleen

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