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Defense Tests / Poseidon / Minuteman #1314

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 16, 1968
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(Studio) Navy's latest nuclear weapon, Poseidon, test-fired successfully. To be carried in subs. It thwarts anti-missile defenses because it carries several nuclear warhds. that individually enter earth's atmosphere.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Cape Kennedy, Florida) Dawn launch shown. Unique effects noted. Procedure explained. Inflated decoys fired out with warhds. to confuse radar. Multiple warhds. American's answer to USSR orbiting warheads.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

(Studio) Later, Cape Kennedy successfully tests Air Force's Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile. It carries 3 independent warhds.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Bergman, Jules;
Smith, Howard K.

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