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Analysis (Germ Warfare) #204803

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 03, 1969
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(Studio) Nixon expresses concern for chemical warfare. Reporter analyzes subject.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Britain ready at Geneva Disarmament Conf. with treaty to outlaw germ warfare. Nixon open-minded on subject. United Nations Secretary General U Thant calls on all govts. to stop development of germ warfare materials. Studies of 14 intl. scientists saying materials unpredictable. 60 ntns., incling. USSR , signed ban agreement. United States hasn't and uses them in Vietnam and in tear gas form. 75 Senators, led by Eugene McCarthy, demand treaty be resubmitted to Senator Nixon orders review of matter. American Arms Control Agency in favor of cutting program out. State Department indecisive. Defense Department split.
REPORTER: Eric Sevareid

Reasoner, Harry;
Sevareid, Eric

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