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MX Missile / USSR -Allied Reaction / United States Nuclear Capability #281238

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 23, 1982
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(Studio) Tass condemnation of President Reagan's approval of MX missile system quoted; praise for the system reported coming from Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) [Last night, REAGAN - claims United States nuclear forces are antiquated.] [Arms Control Association spokesperson Herbert SCOVILLE - thinks President is using con job to increase military budget.] [SALT II negotiator Paul WARNKE - advises President to read Defense Department reports stating US-USSR equality in strategic nuclear power.] Reagan's selective use of facts said omitting major improvements in United States nuclear arsenal; details given. [Former Pentagon official Walter SLOCOMBE - claims United States is not in inferior position due to nuclear weapons program.] President's support of dense pack concept for MX system noted.
REPORTER: Bill Lynch

Lynch, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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