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USSR / Killer Satellite / Brown / NATO Meeting #249275

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 04, 1977
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(Studio) Today is 20th anniversary of USSR launch of 1st space satellite; Defense Secretary Harold Brown today reveals another USSR space 1st.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Brown announces that Sovs. now have capability to attack some, but not all, United States satellites in space with killer satellite; Pentagon sources say later that Secretary refers to low-orbiting United States military satellites as being most vulnerable. (Animation shown.) Brown refuses to cite details of USSR development and says United States is developing own version of killer satellite, but is only in 1st stages. [BROWN - new USSR development concerns him because of US reliance on space systems for support of military capability. Hopes to keep space free of active hostility.] Brown to go to Italy this week to discuss neutron bomb with NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) mbrs.; concerns of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) members with regard to neutron bomb noted.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Pappas, Ike
Duration:
00:01:50

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