CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 06, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Bill Plante) President Reagan's about-face on recent White House reports that he offered USSR leader Mikhail Gorbachev a compromise on his strategic defense initiative (SDI, or Star Wars) examined; details given, scenes shown. [REAGAN - won't delay research and testing; denies SDI is negotiable.] President's recent letter to Gorbachev on issue outlined on screen, discussed. Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's position mentioned. [REAGAN - cites commitment to deployment.] [Arms Control Association spokesperson Jack MENDELSOHN - believes Reagan needs flexibility on SDI.]
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