CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 12, 1983
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(Studio) President Reagan and Senator conservatives reported forcing resignation of Arms Control and Disarmament Agency director Eugene Rostow.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Conflict between Rostow and White House, apparently stemming from administration's refusal to support nomination of Robert Gray as his deputy, discussed; role of Pershing II and Tomahawk cruise missile in conflict considered. [November 18, 1981, REAGAN - claims United States is prepared to cancel deployment of Pershing and cruise if USSR dismantles SS-20, SS-4 and SS-5 missiles.] Proposal, known as Zero-Zero Option and USSR response recalled; impact on administration of Yuri Andropov's recent suggestions noted. Geneva negotiators Paul Nitze and Soviet representative Yuli Kvitsinsky said working out agreement on their own last summer; interpretation of USSR statements in light of upcoming West German elecs. and issue of deployment of US nuclear missiles there noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Studio) White House reported nominating Ken Adelman to succeed Rostow; Adelman noted currently deputy to United Nations ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick. Details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
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