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US-Soviet Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (Salt) Treaty / Cong. #223430

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 15, 1972
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(Studio) President Nixon invites 122 Senators, Representatives to White House for briefing on US-Soviet arms control agreements. They are members of cmtes. which must act on agreements.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(White House) Nixon recalls tragedy of Woodrow Wilson's not winning Senator approval for League of Ntns. treaty. Henry Kissinger answers questions. Senator Henry Jackson questions ambiguities. Wants to hear testimony of Joint Chiefs of Staff, Secretary Defense before making any decisions. [Senator John PASTORE - feels madness has to come to end sometime; this is a beginning.] [Representative William CONNOVERII - says country must remain strong to enable further negotiations.] [Senator Henry JACKSON - says agreement does not even give United States parity with Russia.] REPORTER: Dan Rather

Cronkite, Walter

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