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Cuba / USSR Troops #265973

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 31, 1979
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(Studio) Details given of reevaluated United States intelligence report on number of USSR combat troops in Cuba; update reported following news conference last night by Senator Frank Church.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) New intelligence estimates said reversal of earlier Carter administration statements; details given. [State Department spokesperson Hodding CARTER - responds to question with regard to possible United States intelligence failure.] Hodding Carter quoted with regard to situation. Accusations leveled at administration by Senator Richard Stone outlined. [STONE - comments.] [Senator Frank CHURCH - comments; mentions SALT II.] [Senator Howard BAKER - comments.] Problems faced by President Carter in incident outlined; Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II mentioned.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb (KMGH-TV newstape, Denver)

(Studio) Agreement between United States and USSR after Cuban missile crisis in 1962 recalled.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Havana, Cuba) Speculation surrounding presence of USSR troops in Cuba considered; troops' presence said not apparently violating 1962 agreement. Details given.
REPORTER: Richard C. Hottelet

Reporter(s):
Hottelet, Richard C.;
Mudd, Roger
Duration:
00:04:50

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