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Defense / Bush Proposal / USSR , Aspin #137132

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 27, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) Plans for United States to make a unilateral short- range weapons cutback featured; roles of British Prime Minister John Major and Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney in the background to these changes outlined. [President BUSH - previews his speech.] [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin POWELL - cites downfall of the USSR empire.] [BUSH - says United States strategic defense requirements have changed.] Bush said to urge USSR to make parallel cuts in its arsenal of short- range nuclear weapons.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Bob Zelnick) Soviet response to America's arms reduction proposal examined; scenes shown of President Mikhail Gorbachev with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. [Defense ministry adviser Major General Alexandre VLADIMIROV - (thru translator), US-Canada Institution Sergei ROGOV - comment on plan.] Impact of United States cutbacks on USSR detailed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Reaction on Capitol Hill reported. [Representative Les ASPIN - says national security interests have changed; outlines likely response in Congress; talks about role for SDI/Star Wars.]

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Zelnick, Bob

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