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White House Conflicts / Nuclear Strategy #274653

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 05, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) President Reagan's meeting with Secretary of State Alexander Haig and national security adviser Richard Allen over apparent internal conflicts of administration examined; film shown. [ALLEN - denies being source of anti-Haig sentiments.] Admin.'s reaction to disagreement between Haig and Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger over concept of limited nuclear warfare noted.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(DC) Weinberger's apparent contradiction of Haig's remarks yesterday (quoted on screen) pertaining to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) contingency plan utilizing nuclear warheads examined. [WEINBERGER - comments on situation.] Haig's reticence today mentioned Pentagon statement claiming both men are correct discussed.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

Pierpoint, Robert;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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