CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 18, 1969
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(Studio) "Wall Street Journal" reports leak of nerve gas on American base in Okinawa, causing 20 to be hospitalized.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(DC) [Defense Department spokesperson Jerry FRIEDHEIM - says as result of Jul. 8 mishap on Okinawa, 23 United States military personnel and 1 United States civilian employee placed under med. observation. All returned to work. That's the full statement he can make.] [Senator Gaylord NELSON - surprises him we're spending $350 million yr. on research and development and deployment on chemical and biological warfare weapons, without moral and policy questions.] [Representative Richard McCARTHY - asks what our policy is with regard to nerve gas? Talks of gas being shipped to Germany and other ntns.] White House passes buck back to Defense Department
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint
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