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US-New Zealand Relations #302050

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Feb 24, 1985
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(Studio) Reagan administration recalled canceling joint military exercises with New Zealand after latter banned port calls of nuclear ships
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Admin.'s concern that New Zealand's position will spread among other allies examined; NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) countries already banning nuclear weapons on their soil listed on screen. [Asst secretary defense Richard PERLE - calls for sharing of the risks among allies.] Basis of New Zealand's ban explained. [Institute for Policy Studies spokesperson William ARKIN - cites need for public understanding and consent of United States nuclear policy as well as USSR 's; feels present policy of nuclear secrecy undermines process.] [Former Defense Department official Paul WARNKE - notes Japan prefers ignorance about US nuclear ships.] [Prime Minister Margaret THATCHER - remains committed to same nuclear secrecy policy.] Arkin recalled recently releasing classified documents detailing United States contingency plans for basing nuclear sub hunter planes in Bermuda, Iceland and Puerto Rico. [WARNKE - notes implications of current policy.]
REPORTER: Bill Lynch

Lynch, Bill;
Schieffer, Bob

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