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Anti-Ballistic Missile / Packard / Gore #202796

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 26, 1969
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(Studio) Senate Foreign Relations Committee publicly probes into ABM.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Dep. Defense Secretary David Packard describes anti-ballistic missile as hedge against doomsday. Battle of charts ensues. [PACKARD - talks about system components.] Senator Albert Gore springs his charts. [GORE - says United States and USSR have overkill capacity and yet we want another missile system.] Packard offers name of Dr. Wolfgang Panofsky as non-Pentagon scientist he consulted. Senator William Fulbright asks for more names. [PACKARD - says no uncertain scientific aspects involved; just engineering problems.] Panofsky says confrontation with Packard consisted of bumping into him at airport.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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