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US-USSR Relations / Laser Test #305932

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 17, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Successful Defense Department test of laser beam weapon, component of President Reagan's Star Wars program, reported, shown. USSR reaction noted. [Soviet aide Georgi ARBATOV - considers such tests deliberate undermining of arms control.] [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - defs. tests.] [USSR arms negotiator Viktor KARPOV - (thru translator) notes United States commitment to Star Wars prevents progress at Geneva arms talks.] [Senator Sam NUNN - cites admin.'s possible concessions on issue.] [WEINBERGER - disagrees.] Upcoming Reagan-Gorbachev summit mentioned.
REPORTER: David Martin

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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