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Nuclear Weapons / Plutonium / Pentagon Documents #341848

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 18, 1992
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Anti-nuclear physicians group reported calling for President-elect Bill Clinton to curb the spread of plutonium, the raw material for nuclear weapons, reported.

(Washington: Bruce Morton) Release of a 1947 Pentagon evaluation of a nuclear attack featured; report quoted. [Nuclear expert Arjun MAKHIJANI - comments.] Pressure on President Harry Truman to use the bomb in the Korean war recalled; era film shown. [Truman biographer David McCULLOUGH - says Truman feared a Third World War.] [MAKHIJANI - assesses the plutonium experiments carried out in the 1940s.]

Reporter(s):
Morton, Bruce;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:02:20

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