CNN Evening News for Thursday, Apr 25, 1996
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The joint US-Israel development of a ground- based anti-rocket laser system called Nautilus featured; scenes shown of tests against Katyusha rockets, the weapons of choice of Hizballah guerrillas. [Pentagon spokesman Ken BACON - says a laser system is cheaper than a missile defense system.] [Secretary of Defense William PERRY - comments.] Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres said likely to push the US to get the laser development on a faster track.
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