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US-USSR Relations / Ships Collide #295971

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 21, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Collision in Sea of Japan of USS Kitty Hawk and USSR submarine examined; file films shown. November 1983 surfacing of Soviet submarine off eastern coast of US after it became entangled in sonar gear of American destroyer recalled; discovery today of Soviet submarine off Cuban coast accompanying aircraft carrier Leningrad noted, shown. USSR naval presence in Swedish waters explained; political implications of their international naval presence discussed. Last month `s deployment of Soviet nuclear submarines off eastern coast of United States thought in response to US deployment of new cruise &Pershing II missiles in Europe; alleged presence of USSR submarines off west United States coast now mentioned. Similarity between United States and USSR submarine activity described.
REPORTER: David Martin

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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