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Anti-Ballistic Missile / Kennedy Report / Reaction #445906

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 06, 1969
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(Studio) Senator Edward Kennedy anti-ballistic missile report says system can't perform missions effectively, and could start new arms race.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(DC) Kennedy commissioned book, written by former President science advisor, 2 Nobel laureates and former White House aides. Sent copy to Melvin Laird. Director of Defense Research and Engineering, John Foster found nothing new in book, several errors noted. Says book offers dangerous and inadequate alternatives to ABM. Foster says estimates of USSR threat up-to-date. University California Willard Libby and former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairperson Nathan Twining and others say anti-ballistic missile makes sense and will work. Senator votes on anti-ballistic missile in month
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Huntley, Chet
Duration:
00:01:50

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