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Anti-Ballistic Missile Decision / Congressional Reaction #202596

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 14, 1969
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(Studio) Nixon predicts decision to lead to spirited Congressional debate.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Democratic Senate leaders oppose decision; conservative Senators and Representatives back it. [Representative Gerald FORD - says USSR would have military superiority if no system set up.] [Senator Mike MANSFIELD - questions reliability and cost of Sentinel. May be better alts.] [Senator Edward KENNEDY - says it escalates arms race and makes talks to limit arms control difficult.] [Senator John STENNIS - says if we have nuclear war, 2nd best won't be left.] [Senator William FULBRIGHT - says need new foreign relations attitude.] [Senator Eugene McCARTHY - calls anti-ballistic missile serious mistake.]
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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