CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 18, 1979
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(Studio) Loss of United States intelligence bases in Iran recalled as setback for Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II proponents; leak of CIA director Stansfield Turner's Senator testimony re: time involved in recouping United States intelligence losses from Iran situation recalled. Admin. efforts to downplay statement and give assurance re: adequacy of United States monitoring efforts with regard to Sov missile activity noted; Defense Secretary Harold Brown quoted. [BROWN - comments with regard to United States ability to verify SALT compliance by USSR .] Turner's statement of agreement with Brown assessment today cited.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Jekyl, Island, Georgia) Press Secretary Jody Powell quoted with regard to United States ability to monitor Soviet missile activity, recoup of Iranian losses, Brown statement, critics of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT). Possible new position for Carter with regard to Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) considered.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl
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