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Anti-Ballistic Missile / Aiken / Polls / Mansfield #446426

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 10, 1969
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(Studio) Senator George Aiken, eldest Senator mbr., comes out against proposal and asks for compromise.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(DC) Dep. Defense Secretary David Packard doesn't rule out compromise; says it's up to President Aiken's decision important [AIKEN - says Senator to defeat deployment now, and that would be bad for our position in arms control talks with USSR . Advocates Senator modify bill to provide for research and development, but ban deployment.] United Press International poll sees vote as: 49 against; 48 for; and 3 uncommitted. AP: 50 against; 48 for; and 2 uncommitted. Other polls see more undecided Senators Most give edge to opponents.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Senator Mike Mansfield says Senator evenly split on ABM. Vice President Spiro Agnew may have to break tie.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

Chancellor, John;
Huntley, Chet

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