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Arms Limitations / Cong. #232107

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 26, 1974
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(Studio) Ford briefs congress leaders on arms limitations agreement with USSR .
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Plan allows nuclear forces of equal size. Reaction favorable but cautious. [Senator Robert BYRD - calls it step in right direction.] [Senator Strom THURMOND - says keeping arms down might save money and prevent general war.] Senator Henry Jackson feels ceiling too high and might increase violence potential. [Senator Barry GOLDWATER - says United States pursuing "will-o'-the-wisp" detente with too much vigor and getting nothing back.] Soviets dropped demands which caused hang-ups. Ford feels Brezhnev thinks arms race would accelerate if agreement not signed.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob

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