CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 11, 1984
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(Studio) Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, addressing NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) conf., reported claiming increase in USSR SS-20 missiles aimed at West Europe; details given. His remarks said possibly affecting The Netherlands' opposition to deployment of United States missiles there.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(London, England) Status of United States program to deploy Pershing IIs in West Europe and implications of no significant public protest examined; films shown. Loss of public support for European peace movement considered; political and soc. factors apparently affecting movement's strength discussed. [W. German Bundestag mbr. Petra KELLY - notes protesting military establishment in Europe is taboo.] President Reagan's switch from Cold War rhetoric to recent call for negotiation thought affecting Europe's mood as well. [September, REAGAN - doesn't believe sane alternative exists to negotiating.] Simultaneous hardening of Soviet rhetoric and increase deployment of missiles in East Germany and Czechoslovakia noted.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton
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