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First Strike Capability / USSR #204213

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 23, 1969
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(Studio) Secretary Laird and CIA Director Richard Helms testify before closed hearing of USSR missile capabilities.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Helms and intelligence community disagree with Laird's Mar. assessment of USSR aiming for 1st strike capability. Laird either changes mind, or changes definition. [Senator Albert GORE - says 1st strike capability used to mean knockout on 1st blow.] [LAIRD - cites differences between 1st and 2nd strike weapons.] [Senator William FULBRIGHT - says won't draw details from hearings yet.] anti-ballistic missile Senator opponents to continue to fight in new hearings.
REPORTER: Steve Rowan

Reasoner, Harry;
Rowan, Steve

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