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Anti-Ballistic Missile / Senate Committee / United States Arsenal #445240

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 23, 1969
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(Studio) Senator Armed Services Committee debates whether anti-ballistic missile worth the money.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Defenders say USSR can knock out 95% of United States land-based missiles, unless we have ABM. Opponents say we could still retaliate.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) United States offense missiles include 1,000 ICBMs, short-range tactical weapons in West Germany; 440 strategic bombers with missiles; and 41 nuclear bomb carrying subs. Totals 11,000 strategic and tactical bombs.
REPORTER: Robert Goralski

(DC) Surprise attack on United States would be suicidal, whether we had anti-ballistic missile or not. Senator debate now highly technical.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Opponents question 2/3 of tax income going for military and military hardware, while United States domestic aspects deteriorate.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Goralski, Robert

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