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Nuclear Weapons / Bush Initiative / USSR #137148

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 29, 1991
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Saint Simons Island, Georgia: Ann Compton) Follow-up to announcement by President Bush on unilateral defense weapons cuts featured; scenes shown of Bush golfing in Georgia. [White House Chief of Staff John SUNUNU - reacts to President Mikhail Gorbachev's response.] ["This Week with David Brinkley", Secretary of Defense Dick CHENEY - cites the "what ifs" if USSR does not enact like cuts.] [On "Meet the Press", National Security Adviser Brent SCOWCROFT - talks about possible peace dividend.]

(Moscow: Bob Zelnick) Likely response from USSR to Bush's initiative to eliminate short-range nuclear weapons featured. [USA-Canada Institution Sergei ROGOV - comments.] Map shown of Soviet republics that would have long-range missiles if short-ranges ones were removed. Areas to be negotiated reviewed; SDI/Star wars animation shown. [Gorbachev adviser Igor MALESHENKO - comments.]

Compton, Ann;
Simpson, Carole;
Zelnick, Bob

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