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US-USSR Relations / Arms Control, Summit #317585

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 16, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Studio: Wyatt Andrews) Indications of possible movement in United States-USSR arms control process with continued mtgs. here between Soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze and Secretary of State George Shultz and prospects of another Reagan- Gorbachev summit examined; details given, scenes shown. [SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) cites status of remaining issues.] Possible compromise on specific aspects listed on screen, discussed. [Soviet foreign ministry spokesperson Gennady GERASIMOV - suggests total ban on chemical weapons as well.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(W. Germany: David Martin) Possible impact of proposed elimination of United States-controlled Pershing missiles on West Germany in event of war considered; details given, scenes shown. [General John GALVIN - feels nuclear weapons are imperative if allies are to win.] Conventional warfare tactics examined. [Tank corps commander Lieutenant General Crosbie SAINT - cites United States-USSR tank, helicopter ratios.] [Apache helicopter pilot Philip MUNDAR - comments.] [Former undersecretary defense Robert KOMER - comments.] [GALVIN - favors contd. deployment of nuclear weapons here.]

Andrews, Wyatt;
Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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