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US-USSR Relations / Arms Talks #300235

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 07, 1985
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(Studio) Acronyms created by arms race reviewed.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(White Sands Missile Range) Basis of USSR opposition to President Reagan's Star Wars defense plan examined; experimental space weapons demonstrated. ["For." "Affairs" editor William HYLAND - notes unanswered question about space weapons revolution.] Cost involved cited [Star Wars panel chairperson James FLETCHER - is most concerned about econs. demanded.] [MAN - comments on need for new inventions.] Antimissile laser concept explained, illustrated. [Weapons physicist Greg CANAVAN - explains complexity of idea.] [Lawrence Livermore Lab. associate defense programs director Roy WOODRUFF - notes technical burden called for by Star Wars program.] Technological demands of concept discussed. [MAN - predicts size of space weapons.] [Los Alamos Lab. director Don. KERR, Lieutenant General James ABRAHAMSON - consider pros and cons of plan.]
REPORTER: David Martin

(Studio) Upcoming items. (Includes unrelated and related items.)
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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