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Schlesinger News Conference / Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (Salt) Talks #236593

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 14, 1975
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(Studio) White House announces Soviet, American Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) talks to resume January 31 in Geneva, Switzerland. Announcement comes as Defense Secretary James Schlesinger warns of incrd. Soviet missile capabilities.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Schlesinger warns USSR could wipe out United States strategic forces with limited nuclear strike; 5-6 million Americans could be killed. At news conf. earlier today, secretary reveals Sovs. deploying new generation of multiple warhead missiles. [SCHLESINGER - says United States must watch pace of Soviet deployment carefully.] Schlesinger calls for incrd. aid to South Vietnam also. [SCHLESINGER - says reduction or stoppage of foreign aid to South Vietnam would be failure of foreign policy and moral commitment.]
REPORTER: John Meyer

Cronkite, Walter;
Meyer, John

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