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E. Germany / US-USSR Espionage, Soldier's Death #302599

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 25, 1985
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(Studio) President Reagan reported citing incrd. need for summit with USSR leader Mikhail Gorbachev following death of United States Army Major Arthur Nicholson, Junior, at Soviet military site in East Germany; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(W. Berlin) Nicholson's death while on apparent intelligence-gathering mission at Soviet military area near Ludwigslust, East Germany, examined; films shown. Post-WW II agreement between US, USSR , Britain and France noted granting permission to all for such missions; United States sources said acknowledging all involved try to deviate from agreed-upon procedure to obtain intelligence information otherwise not available.
REPORTER: Bert Quint

(DC) [Assistant Secretary of State Richard BURT - accuses USSR of erroneous account of incident; claims Nicholson's death was unjustified.] [REAGAN - agrees; denies lack of outrage.] [Neighbor Paul SMITH, mother-in-law Elva VINCENT - praise Nicholson; consider his death unnecessary.] Admin.'s effort to pre- vent incident from interfering with US-USSR relations noted.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Studio) Nicholson's driver mentioned released by E. Germans.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Plante, Bill;
Quint, Bert;
Rather, Dan

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