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Anti-Ballistic Missile / Laird #202696

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 20, 1969
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(Studio) Defense Secretary Melvin Laird defends anti-ballistic missile decision. Says without ABM, US might not be able to retaliate against Soviet attack.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [LAIRD - says anti-ballistic missile affects safety and security. Safeguard system designed to contribute to peace; not escalation of arms race. Can protect against Chinese ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) threat. Program adequate and timely.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) To look more at Laird's Senator appearance later.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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