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Anti-Ballistic Missile / Secret Meeting #446505

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 17, 1969
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(Studio) Senator met in secret on ABM, because of secret reports to be read.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Senator Stuart Symington already calls for another session. Says everyone's mind already made up. Majority Leader Mike Mansfield says odds favor those who want ABM, but it's still toss-up. In meeting, Symington used argument that USSR could upset anti-ballistic missile by building more missiles. Senator Henry Jackson spoke for Admin. using Pentagon charts. New evidence of Soviet threat given. Senator John Stennis says he'd prevent evidence of buildup of Soviet weaponry.
REPORTER: John Chancellor; ARTIST: Leo Hershfield

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John

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