CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 03, 1979
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(Studio) White House reported implying incrd. military spending, a condition of support for Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II stated by some Senators
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Letter sent to Carter by 3 Senators yesterday, calling for incrd. military spending as condition of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II support, recalled; letter sent today by 12 more Senators reported warning against such linkage of military budget and Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) treaty. Details given. [Senator Adlai STEVENSON III - comments on linkage.] Announcement of support for treaty by Senator Joseph Biden outlined. [BIDEN - says he's received more briefings on Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II than any other senate; comments on verification issue and Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) III.]
REPORTER: Neil Strawser
(DC) Attitude of Pentagon officials towards incrd. defense budget stated; Pentagon said requesting less of an increase, than White House Amt. possibly added to defense budget by linking military spending with Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II treaty as condition of support noted; areas of expenditure should incrd. funds come through examined. Defense Department film shown.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas