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Anti-Ballistic Missile / Senate Debate #204924

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 09, 1969
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(Studio) Anti-ballistic missile debate continues.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Senator William Fulbright accuses Defense Secretary Melvin Laird of suppressing testimony which would weaken Admin's. anti-ballistic missile case. Testimony by CIA Director Richard Helms shows disagreement with Laird over USSR preparing first strike capability. Laird asked for deletion of Helm's testimony from transcript. Senator Thomas McIntyre details Defense Department's. request for research funds and was attacked by Fulbright. [McINTYRE - says didn't expect attack today.] Senator to work over military procurement bill. [Majority Leader Mike MANSFIELD - says blame lies with Congress. We're asking questions after billions been wasted.] Senator John Stennis delays request for secret session. Joint secret session may be held next week.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Reasoner, Harry

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