CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 11, 1978
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(Studio) Agreement of Secretary of State Vance and national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski on issue of Mideast plane sale and their disagreements over other issues, like US-USSR relations reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Details of Washington, DC talk about differences between Vance and Brzezinski, basically with regard to US-USSR relations, given. Films shown. [Senator Clifford CASE - notes talk about President Carter's relations with Congress and if Vance is getting along with White House staff.] Brzezinski's alleged concerns about Vance's views on Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) and on USSR -Cuban presence in Africa outlined; security adviser's response to questions about differences reported Brzezinski interview with Charles Collingwood shown. [BRZEZINSKI - feels that President should be given different points of view.] Background on Brzezinski and his position on NSC, include view of some that he may be using post to amass power, much as Henry Kissinger did in same job, to detriment of Vance's position noted. Brzezinski's apparent operation within President Carter's guidelines stated. [Former NSC adviser Walt ROSTOW - thinks it's not wise if President wants to elevate national security adviser, notes it can be done and then Secretary of State must decide if he'll accept situation.] View of situation from Vance's side given.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb
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