CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 12, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) High-tech weapons race between United States and USSR examined; illustrations, scenes shown. [MIT spokesperson Stephen MEYER - notes traditional approach in ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) program.] Proposed defense technology under President Reagan's Star Wars described, demonstrated. [Teledyne Brown president Joseph MOQUIN - feels key technologies already exist.] 1972 anti-ballistic missile treaty's limitations of defense systems recalled. [Livermore Labs spokesperson Cory COLL - cites lack of reduction in offensive weapons as basis of new attitude toward arms race.] [MOQUIN - agrees.] [Stanford Univ. spokesperson Sidney DRELL - feels evolution of thought toward high-tech weapons is dangerous.]
REPORTER: David Martin