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Germ and Chemical Warfare / Rules / Storage #446844

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 11, 1969
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(Studio) Congress votes unanimously to put tighter restrictions on military's poison gas and germ weapons. Senator Charles Goodell not convinced United States has to match or surpass USSR with every weapon.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Puts tough controls on testing, storage, and shipment of gas. Congress must approve all money spent on gas and germ warfare. CBW materials can't be stored outside United States without prior approval. [Senator Thomas NcINTYRE - says study must be made of issue. USSR has much more gas than we do.] Defense Secretary Melvin Laird and Senator John Stennis approves these regulations. Stennis accuses Senator of having bad attitude on military this year; hopes they'll leave rest of military budget alone.
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker

(Studio) State Department mentioned storage in West Germany and Okinawa, not in areas near big American cities.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David;
Kiker, Douglas
Duration:
00:03:00

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