CBS Evening News for Saturday, Mar 21, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.
(DC: Terence Smith) [March 23, 1983, President REAGAN - challenges scientific community to develop SDI/Star Wars.] Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's claim that early deployment is feasible despite previous indications to the contrary examined. [WEINBERGER - claims idea is conceivable.] [Senator Bennett JOHNSTON - considers idea a fraud; explains.] [WEINBERGER - responds.] [Scientist Gerald YONAS - favors phased approach to deployment.] [Brookings Institution spokesperson Paul STARES - comments.] Possible impact of Iran arms scandal on Reagan's commitment to SDI/Star Wars noted.
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