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MX Missile #302457

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 19, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Senator approval of President Reagan's request for further MX missile funding examined; films shown. Intensity of lobbying on both sides described, illustrated. [REAGAN - equates passage of bill with peace; mentions USSR .] [Senator Robert BYRD - explains refusing to meet with President] Arms agency director Ken. Adelman's lobbying of Senator Arlen Specter mentioned. Final vote outlined on screen. [Senator John WARNER - claims current arms talks depend on MX.]
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Warren AFB) MX deployment plan discussed; films shown. [Former defense secretary Harold BROWN - doesn't feel plan is best choice.] [October 1982, Senator John TOWER - denies MX provides bargaining leverage with USSR ; does not feel system is best one.] [General Gordon FORNELL - acknowledges MX vulnerability remains the same.] [BROWN - cites role of rhetoric in MX debate.]
REPORTER: David Martin

Jones, Phil;
Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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