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MX Missile #289799

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 19, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) President Reagan's support of MX missile basing mode recommended by commission on strategic forces as bargaining tool with USSR examined. [REAGAN - believes arms control negotiations need congress acceptance of basing compromise.] Cmsn.'s recommendations outlined on screen, discussed. [Senator Alan CRANSTON, Representative Les ASPIN - disagree over project.] Reagan said promising serious arms control negotiations if Congress approves compromise.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) [October 2, 1981, REAGAN - claims "window of vulnerability" is opening.] Simulated nuclear attack against United States shown, discussed; Reagan's exploitation of vulnerability issue during campaign and his change in stance now examined. [April 18, 1983, MX commission spokesperson Brent SCOWCROFT - claims recommended missile program will be invulnerable.] Mutual US-USSR nuclear missile attack hypothesized, illustrated on map. Missile gap of 1960 recalled.
REPORTER: David Martin

Martin, David;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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