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Special Assignment (Star Wars) (Part I) #108231

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 25, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Los Alamos, New Mexico: Bob Zelnick) President Reagan's goal with SDI/Star Wars and program's actual status examined; details given, scenes shown. [March 23, 1983, REAGAN - announces plan.] [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - claims success so far.] Criticism of fraudulent claims by some SDI researchers on their success explained, illustrated. Strengths and weaknesses of program considered. [Prof. Ashton CARTER - cites vulnerability of kinetic defense plan.] [Harold BROWN - believes SDI/Star Wars is unrealistic.] [Los Alamos Labs. spokesperson Charlie BRAU - comments.] [Lieutenant General James ABRAHAMSON - cites psychological basis of SDI/Star Wars in relations with USSR .] [Assistant defense secretary Richard PERLE - agrees.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Part II announced.

Jennings, Peter;
Zelnick, Bob

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