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Anti-Ballistic Missile System Debate #202931

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 06, 1969
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(Studio) Senator For. Relations Committee discusses Sentinel anti-ballistic missile system.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Ambassador Gerard C. Smith opposes "thick" system; uncommitted on "thin" system. [Nobel Physicist Hans BETHE - says balloons could precede real warheads and cause depletion of Spartan supply.] [Ex-Defense researcher Dan FINK - tried to design system to protect United States against Chinese attack.] [Chairperson William FULBRIGHT - calls idea silly.] [Senator John Sherman COOPER - says president should delay building anti-ballistic missile system.] President may build "thin" system to protect Minute Men missiles, not American cities. May delay for year
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin
Duration:
00:03:10

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