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Bush / Missile Defense System #439142

CNN Evening News for Monday, Apr 30, 2001
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(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) Report introduced.

(White House: David Ensor) President Bush's missile defense system proposals to be outlined tomorrow previewed; details given of planned nuclear cutbacks and the development of billions of dollars worth of missile defenses. [May 23, 2000, BUSH - talks about nuclear weapons.] [Carnegie Endowment Joseph CIRINCIONE - says there are years to go in testing before deployment; offers views on a United States withdrawal from the anti-ballistic missile treaty.] The split within the administration on whether to abrogate the anti-ballistic missile treaty and the issue of developing new nuclear weapons noted. [Former assistant defense secretary Richard PERLE - says we don't need approval from the Russians.]

(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) Tomorrow's appearance of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld on the show and coverage of Bush's missile defense speech tomorrow announced.

Blitzer, Wolf;
Ensor, David

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