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US-USSR Relations / Arms Control #314658

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Feb 07, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(DC: Bill McLaughlin) USSR arms negotiator Yuli Vorontsov reported informing United States counterpart Max Kampelman of Mikhail Gorbachev's upcoming address on arms control; details given, scenes shown. Possible implications for arms control agreement considered. [Soviet expert Dimitri SIMES - explains Gorbachev's political needs in arms control arena.] Role of President Reagan's SDI/Star Wars plan and anti-ballistic missile treaty explained.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(DC: Terence Smith) Controversy over President Reagan's use of his interpretation of anti-ballistic missile treaty with USSR to justify early SDI/Star Wars testing explained, discussed. [Senator Sam NUNN - cites constitutional crisis created by administration's interpretation.] [Senator J. Bennett JOHNSTON - considers early deployment a major defense mistake.] [Senator Pete WILSON - disagrees.] [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - comments.] [Pol. scientist William SCHNEIDER - considers President's political dilemma.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) President Reagan's criticism of nation's welfare system, in his weekly radio address, outlined.

Reporter(s):
McLaughlin, Bill;
Schieffer, Bob;
Smith, Terence
Duration:
00:04:30

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