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West Germany / Missile Debate #287622

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 22, 1983
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(Studio) West German Bundestag reported voting for deployment of new US missiles.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Bonn, West Germany) Bundestag decision, despite German public's opposition to deployment, examined; stance of Chancellor Helmut Kohl, former chancellors Helmut Schmidt and Willy Brandt outlined. Final vote mentioned. Preparations at United States base for missiles' arrival described, shown.
REPORTER: John Blackstone

(Studio) Pershing II and cruise deployment schedules in West Germany outlined.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Basis of USSR fear of Pershing II explained; films shown. [Brookings Institution spokesperson Raymond GARTHOFF - agrees Soviets fear Pershing more than other missiles.] Accuracy of Pershing II discussed; Defense Mapping Agency animation shown. [MIT spokesperson Stephen MEYER - notes number of Pershings can severely cripple USSR command control.] [GARTHOFF - cites significance for USSR .] [Assistant secretary defense Richard PERLE - denies Pershings can reach Moscow.] Warsaw Pact exercise film shown. [MEYER, GARTHOFF - comment on USSR threats to deploy Soviet version of Pershing II; doubts if Soviets will deploy missiles in Cuba or Nicaragua.] [PERLE - dismisses significance of USSR threats.] President Reagan's response to possibility of USSR walking out of Geneva arms control talks mentioned.
REPORTER: David Martin

Blackstone, John;
Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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