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Cuba / USSR Troops #266154

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 11, 1979
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(Studio) Carter administration noted publicly playing down USSR combat troops in Cuba while more USSR military equipment said involved.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Secretary of State Cyrus Vance reported postponing meeting with Senators to attend White House strategy session on situation; White House said standing by earlier assessment of incident. [VANCE - hopes it can be resolved in near future.] [State Department spokesperson Hodding CARTER - comments on administration strategy.] Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger reported briefed on situation by Vance; Kissinger later quoted with regard to presence of USSR combat troops is argument against Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II. [KISSINGER - says end has to be put to presence of Soviet troops; comments on Cuba's geopolitical activities.] 2nd round of talks between Vance and USSR ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin reported taking place tomorrow.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

(DC) Vance noted briefing Senate majority leader Robert Byrd and minority leader Howard Baker; films shown. Vance's visit said coming after call from Henry Jackson; details given. [JACKSON - says President must have understanding with USSR that Cuba is not to become fortress.] [George McGOVERN - says President and Vance are handling situation just as they should; explains.] Disclosure of report apparently supporting Jackson's chgs. detailed.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Studio) Speculation that USSR 's denial of combat troops in Cuba will make withdrawal easier considered.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Jones, Phil;
Kalb, Bernard

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