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Anti-Ballistic Missile / Senate Actions / USSR #205373

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 07, 1969
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(Studio) Maneuvering on anti-ballistic missile in Senate Critics of Pentagon win victory.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) 3rd and last restrictive amendment struck down. Critics push through provision for watch-dog control of Defense Department contracts. Chamber almost empty to hear amendment which didn't allow anti-ballistic missile installation. Senator Those McIntyre urged it as compromise to reunite Senator It lost 70-27. Senator Richard Schweiker's amendment called for qtrly. audits of defense contracts to check on costs and performance. Subpoenas to be issued if necessary. Chairperson Armed Services Committee, John Stennis warned such controls would cripple Pentagon. Amendment passed 47-46. Crucial anti-ballistic missile vote came from Clinton Anderson, 73. Senator Henry Jackson talked him into voting for ABM.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr Artist: Howard Brodie

(Studio) Soviet news agency Tass, says close vote reflects growing anti-war feeling in US. Says most Senator heeds armaments makers.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel

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