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Nuclear Defense / Missiles #307860

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 19, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan's desire for significant change in nuclear strategy of United States said to launch another money fight with Congress

(DC: David Martin) United States railways said now decided by President Reagan as best place to store MX missiles. Missiles, stored in railway cars, said to be stationed at military bases. [US Air Force Brigadier General Charles MAY - says in time of crisis, missiles would be put on rail system, thus confusing their location.] President plans said to involve also MX-Midgetmen missiles especially for defense of military bases. [Former Pentagon official River James WOOLSEY - thinks small, mobile ICBM's necessary.] [MAY - in crisis situation, would expect cooperation of American people.] President Reagan's earlier proposal to do away with all such missiles recalled.

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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