CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 17, 1979
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) USSR refusal to include their backfire bomber in Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II treaty recalled; United States Air Force drawing shown. Senator Howard Baker's push to have plane incl. detailed. [BAKER - comments on backfire bomber as strategic system.] Opposition to Baker's amendment outlined. [Senator Frank CHURCH - notes lack of restrictions on F-111 and F-111Bs that United States can build.] [Senator Charles PERCY - says amendment would shoot down treaty and delay process.] Final vote on Baker amendment cited, interpreted in light of ratification potential for Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II.
REPORTER: Phil Jones
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