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Reagan / Weapons Decisions #274098

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Oct 03, 1981
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(Studio) Senator John Tower's criticism of President Reagan's recent weapons decision recalled; his MX missile system decision compared to his campaign position on issue.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) President's argument for MX decision noted. [Former Arms Control and Disarmament Agency director Paul WARNKE - thinks Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger made the right decision; elaborates.] [Senator Henry JACKSON - cites vulnerability of missile programs.] [Senator Sam NUNN - expresses his skepticism.] Criticism of Reagan's decision examined. [January 16, 1981, WEINBERGER - criticizes plan to use existing missile silos.] [Yesterday, WEINBERGER - reverses self.]

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Tucson, Arizona) Reaction here to deployment of MX missiles in Titan sites examined; films shown. [Jacqueline ROTH, Jack SKOG - react differently to issue.] Last year's accidents at Titan sites in Arkansas and Arizona recalled. [Chamber of Commerce spokesperson Jack CAMPER - welcomes MX.] [Representative Morris UDALL - opposes deployment of missiles here.] President's public relations problem mentioned.

Dow, David;
McManus, Jim;
Schieffer, Bob

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