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US-USSR Relations / Summit #128793

ABC Evening News for Sunday, May 27, 1990
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Reports introduced.

(State Department: David Ensor) Background to this week's summit meeting between President Bush and President Mikhail Gorbachev featured. [BUSH - talks about talking with Gorbachev.] [Secretary of State James BAKER - says we need to lock in agreements that are in our mutual interests.] [Harriman Institution director Robert LEGVOLD - says we are too weak to enforce what USSR and United States will agree upon.]

(Washington: Bob Zelnick) Arms cuts that will be proposed at summit reviewed. [Brookings Institution Thomas BLAIR - says there will be a demand to maintain strategic arsenals.] America's top secret war plan, Single Integrated Operational Plan (SIOP), detailed. [Former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Admiral William CROWE (retired) - explains deterrence.] Plans for deeper cuts in nuclear weapons noted.

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Summit coverage previewed.

Ensor, David;
Sawyer, Forrest;
Zelnick, Bob

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