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MX Missile #281205

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 22, 1982
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(Studio) President Reagan reported announcing decision to deploy MX missiles in Wyoming under dense pack plan.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Reagan said using MX program as bargaining chip in arms negotiations. [National security adviser William CLARK - announces President's decision.] [Senators John TOWER, Henry JACKSON, Representative Joseph ADDABBO, Representative Dick CHENEY - express differing opinion on issue.] President's televised address tonight said effort to deflect growing nuclear freeze movement's impact on opposition to MX system; details given.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(DC) MX program's development recalled; missile's strength compared to that of Hiroshima bomb. Defense Department films shown. [Center for Defense Info. spokesperson Admiral (ret.) Gene LaROCQUE - notes MX's fatal flaw.] Past MX deployment schemes recalled; current dense pack concept, based on theory of fratricide, examined, illustrated on screen. [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - defs. concept.] [La ROCQUE - criticizes dense pack.] Problems faced by Congress in deciding on program outlined.
REPORTER: Bill Lynch

(Denver Colorado) Pentagon's proposed deployment of MX near Cheyenne, Wyoming, and region's reaction examined. [Chamber of Commerce spokesperson Ken BRENGLE - supports idea.] [Governor Ed HERSCHLER - supports President's decision.] [Sylvia SABOURIN - opposes presence of MX.] General fatalism of residents noted.

Dow, David;
Lynch, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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