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Anti-Ballistic Missile / Senate Debate #204698

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 23, 1969
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(Studio) Senator conts. anti-ballistic missile debate. Opponents want compromise.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Senators John Sherman Cooper and Philip Hart call up their amendment to prohibit deployment. Cooper claims amendment would force admin to correct system before installing it. Hart says our concern is sanity in nuclear age. [HART - says objective is to prevent anti-ballistic missile deployment. McIntyre Amendment authorizes building and testing of ABM; no one will buy that. If have to test, test in Pacific, not North Dakota.] [COOPER - says United States and USSR might tacitly agree not to deploy any more systems.] Senator John Tower says their amendment would gut bill and force anti-ballistic missile contractors to let go of 5,000 civilians. Hart says this insignificant compared to international stakes.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd; ARTIST: Howard Brodie

Mudd, Roger;
Reasoner, Harry

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