CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 15, 1985
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(Studio) President Reagan noted meeting in Canada with Prime Min. Brian Mulroney to discuss Star Wars initiative.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Quebec City, Canada) Current inadequacy of distant early warning system DEW line, as defense for United States and Canada examined; films shown. [External affairs minister Joe CLARK - considers dilapidation of system a threat to Canada's security and sovereignty.] Upgrading of DEW line agreed to by Reagan and Mulroney outlined on screen, discussed; focus of opposition in Canada to new system and Reagan's Star Wars plan explained. [Mbrs. of parliament Len HOPKINS, Lloyd AXWORTHY - oppose Canada's participation in Star Wars.] [Defense minister Erik NEILSON - denies new DEW line system is part of United States strategic defense program.] [Operation Dismantle spokesperson James STARK - thinks Reagan won't win favor with Canadian public.
REPORTER: Steve Young
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