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Harris Poll / Military Aid For Foreign Governments / Military Equipment Sales #238990

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 10, 1975
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(Studio) New Harris survey shows 65% of country opposes giving military aid to for. govts.; 53% oppose United States selling arms to other nations.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Capitol Hill) Controversy growing over United States sales of military equipment to for. cntrys. Competition for weapons' sales intense. Breakdown of US arms sales to various areas of world given. Breakdown of United States arms' orders from Mid. E. outlined. Defense Department film of United States destroyer shown. Pentagon rejects charge that arms being sold indiscriminately. [Secretary Defense James SCHLESINGER - says United States would prefer Mid.E. cntrys.' demand for military weapons decrease, but United States sales justified because United States influence in Mid. E. necessary.] [Defense policy studies of American Enterprise Institution Dr. Dale TAHTINEN - says money spent on arms could be used to vastly increase standard of living of several cntrys.] [Assistant Secretary Defense Amos JORDAN - states United States not promoting arms sales.] [Senator Gaylord NELSON - believes US escalating arms race world-wide.]
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

Kalb, Bernard;
Mudd, Roger

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