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Anti-Ballistic Missile / Nitze #445816

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 28, 1969
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(Studio) Former Secretary of State Dean Acheson and former Dep. Defense Secretary Paul Nitze, set up group to support ABM.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(DC) Committee to Maintain Prudent Defense Policy to be rallying point for ABM. Nitze says USSR develops both offensive and defensive weapons systems. American anti-ballistic missile will help us negotiate disarmament with USSR . [NITZE - says would be easier to negotiate with USSR if United States backed by ABM.] NBC learns White House considered naming Nitze ambassador to West Germany. His anti-ballistic missile support could lead to difficulties in Senate confirmation if he's nominated.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Huntley, Chet

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