CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 05, 1978
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(Studio) Discussion between anchor and reporters of US, USSR relations follows. State Department reaction to so-called Cold War return and roles of Zbigniew Brzezinski, Cyrus Vance, Marshall Shulman, Paul Warnke noted. Kremlin's desire to buy advantages with arms assessed. Moscow tone said sharper, but essentially the same. Pentagon view noted; feeling there said to be that President Carter feels deceived by USSR . Pol. aspects considered. At White House attitude said to be Carter's desire for it to be known that he will make bold decisions if necessary. At Capitol, question said raised to what degree Carter attitude toward USSR relates to Carter's standing in polls. Possibility of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) treaty considered in view of tough talk now toward USSR . Carter stance as public relations matter considered. Arms buildup in USSR over years noted; also incrd. belligerency, but present situation called propaganda barrage. From State Department and Pentagon, loose rhetoric seen as danger. Capitol Hill said confused. Carter's Wednesday speech anticipated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite Bob Schieffer Marvin Kalb Ike Pappas Phil Jones Bernard Redmont
(Studio) Discussion summarized. Further discussion set for tomorrow.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
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