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Kissinger News Conference / Domestic, For. Link / Alert #225930

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 25, 1973
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(Studio) At news conference Secretary of State Henry Kissinger faces skeptical questions with regard to President' ulterior motive behind military alert.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Questions link military alert and President' political domestic problems. Kissinger asked if President prompted to alert military to take heat away from President' problems. [KISSINGER - states foreign policy of United States geared to Americans now and in future.] [REPORTER - asks if military alert is totally rational decision.] [KISSINGER - insists all National Security Council members agreed with President' decision.] [REPORTER - requests Kissinger give more convincing evidence of propriety of action taken.] [KISSINGER - insists press is creating crisis of confidence along with foreign crisis. Senior officials of American government aren't playing with lives of American people.]
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Unknown if suspicions of motive can be explained away.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin

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