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Anti-Ballistic Missile System / Debate #202520

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 11, 1969
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(Studio) Debate continues on anti-ballistic missile system.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) President Nixon delays announcement of decision until Thursday To consult with Defense Secretary Melvin Laird. Reported that Nixon wants to approve anti-ballistic missile system, but could delay construction for year while talks with USSR continue.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Three former presidential advisors against anti-ballistic missile system. [Senator William FULBRIGHT - says scientists report Sentinel system could be harmful to our security.] [Prof. George KISTIAKOWSKY - agrees.] [Dr. Herbert YORK - says system could make people feel safer than they are.] [Dr. James KILLIAN - agrees.] [FULBRIGHT - cites scientists' agreement, yet anti-ballistic missile could be deployed.] White House receives three scientists.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Rather, Dan

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