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Haig / Europe Trip #279363

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 11, 1981
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(Studio) Secretary of State Alexander Haig reported leaving for Europe today where he will attempt to ease tension over United States nuclear weapons policy there; details given, films shown.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Bonn, West Germany) United States nuclear presence in West Europe, at request of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) allies, examined; films shown. President Reagan's recent announcement regarding production of neutron warheads recalled. Basis of European, especially West German, opposition to United States nuclear weapons explained. [German General Gert BASTIEN - fears early use of nuclear weapons in Europe in event of war.] Disruption of recent conference by anti-nuke demonstrators shown. [Activist Petra KELLY - thinks Germany has become battlefield of super powers; mentions Poland and USSR .] Chancellor Helmut Schmidt's conditional acceptance of missiles recalled; current status of opposition mvts. in The Netherlands, England, Scandinavia, Italy examined. Films shown.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

Fenton, Tom;
Rather, Dan

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