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USSR Submarines #299680

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 10, 1985
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(Studio) USSR 's numerical superiority over United States in submarines outlined.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Soviet submarine capability and accident rate examined; related statistics listed on screen. Implications of information gathered from CIA documents on USSR submarine accidents considered. [Soviet submarine expert Commander Roy CORLETT (ret.) - believes more accidents occur than are known about.] Specific nuclear accidents aboard USSR submarines and death tolls reviewed; films shown. [Admiral Anthony WHETSTONE (ret.) - accuses USSR of neglecting safety.] United States Navy's official stance on safety mentioned; losses of Thresher and Scorpion in 1960s recalled. [CORLETT - notes USSR doesn't hesitate to experiment, regardless of cost.]
REPORTER: Bill Lynch

Lynch, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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