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MIRV Tests / Cong. Debate #446551

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 02, 1969
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(Studio) 41 Senators ask Nixon to ask that United States and USSR call off flight testing of missiles with more than 1 warhead or MIRV. 104 members House oppose further air testing of MIRVs by United States or USSR .
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(DC) [Representative John ANDERSON - says MIRVs foster "quantum jump" in arms race and of more concern than ABM.] USSR MRV, multiple re-entry vehicle, has 3 instead of 1 warhead and can fall in cluster. MIRV,multiple independently targeted re-entry vehicle, can travel& re-aim separate warheads while it circles around. If both cntrys. stop testing, would postpone increase of arms.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Huntley, Chet
Duration:
00:03:00

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