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House / MX Missile Vote #281970

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 07, 1982
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(Studio) House reported deleting MX missile funding from defense budget.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) House vote on issue examined. Efforts of Representative Joseph Addabbo and President Reagan to push their positions in House described; Reagan quoted on screen. [Assistant secretary defense Russell A. ROURKE - claims Reagan needs MX foreign policy initiatives.] [Representatives ADDABBO, Charles WILSON - debate MX.] Amt. House believed allowing for continuing research and development of MX mentioned.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Studio) Implications of vote for Reagan's chances of eventually getting MX program through Congress discussed.
REPORTER: Dan Rather, Phil Jones

(Studio) Background of MX program examined; films shown. Dense pack scheme explained, illustrated; United States Air Force noted denying that anti-ballistic missile system used in conjunction with MX would violate Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II treaty. Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger and Reagan's push for new anti-ballistic missile system mentioned.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Jones, Phil;
Rather, Dan

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