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US-USSR Relations / Arms Talks #300231

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 07, 1985
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(Studio) Secretary of State George Shultz and USSR foreign minister Andrei Gromyko reported beginning arms talks here today; films shown. Apparent atmosphere in mtg. described. [GROMYKO - jokes with Shultz.] Issue of United States Star Wars defense system proposal in negotiations explained; current size of each country's nuclear arsenal mentioned. Implications for future peace prospects of increase sophistication of weapons considered. [Arms control expert Sidney DRELL - believes some concepts of deterrence are no longer applicable as technology improves.] Deterrence's reliance on "bal. of terror" approach to stabilize superpower relations explained. [For. policy expert Robert West TUCKER - cites need to have faith in deterrence restored; favors resumption of arms talks between United States and USSR as means of averting nuclear crisis.] USSR walkout from arms talks here in past recalled. [Soviet expert Marshall SHULMAN - thinks President Reagan's approach to arms talks with USSR is responsible for resumption of negotiations; explains.]
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Rather, Dan

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