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Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (Salt) II / Ford #266464

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 26, 1979
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(Studio) USSR troops in Cuba said major obstacle to Senator ratification of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II; administration's dependence on support for treaty from Gerald Ford and Ford's qualified support reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Carlisle, Pennsylvania) Ford's speech at Army War College said closed to public in keeping with college policy; former president's remarks at news conf. later noted. [FORD - says we've neglected certain strategic weapons systems; comments on USSR troops in Cuba and Senator reaction to treaty.] Ford's criticism of Carter's economy plan quoted; his candidate status considered.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(Studio) White House officials reported regrouping for Ford stand.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Official White House response to Ford statement cited; aide quoted re: possibility that Ford's testing campaign waters. Pros and cons of Ford speech, as seen by administration officials, outlined.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Studio) Richard Nixon, attending California Angels victory party, reported commenting on both baseball and Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II chances in Senate [NIXON - comments.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Pappas, Ike;
Stahl, Lesley

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