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Carter and Neutron Bomb / Reaction #257725

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Apr 09, 1978
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(Studio) Reaction and confusion in wake of President Carter's decision to delay prod. of neutron bomb described.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(DC) Conservative criticism of Carter reported Remarks of former deputy defense secretary under Lyndon Johnson, Paul Nitze, quoted. Film shown, courtesy ABC's "Issues and Answers." [NITZE - thinks Carter hasn't handled neutron bomb decision nor Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II negotiations with consistency. Believes USSR thinks it deals with confused man.] Admin. response to criticism cited. Defense Secretary Harold Brown's appearance on CBS's "Face the Nation" mentioned; film shown. [BROWN - cites example of reciprocal Soviet action with regard to balance of power in Europe.] Confusion of American allies in west Europe and political troubles for West German Chancellor Schmidt because of Carter decision noted.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Dean, Morton;
Kalb, Marvin

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