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US-USSR Military Power Bal. #260196

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 25, 1979
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(Studio) Testimony of top civilian and military men in charge of American defs. to Senator Armed Services Committee noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Statements of Joint Chiefs chairperson General David Jones and Defense Secretary Harold Brown to committee , with regard to US-USSR power balance noted. [JONES - comments on Soviet escalation of military spending.] Their allegations with regard to necessity of President Carter's defense budget reported [BROWN - comments.] [JONES - comments on defense budget.] Senator William Proxmire's release of testimony by CIA director Stansfield Turner last summer, indicating USSR military build-up has been mostly against China (PR) and not West, stated.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(Studio) Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing for President Carter's choice for arms control director, Lieutenant General (ret.) George Seignious, reported Seignious' statements about Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II quoted. Opposition to Seignious' appointed noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Pappas, Ike

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