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Anti-Ballistic Missile System #449976

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 24, 1970
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(Studio) Admin. asks Congress to expand anti-ballistic missile system; Pentagon wants 1 new site and more missiles, and wants to buy land and equipment for 5 other sites. Some Senators question anti-ballistic missile plans.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Phase II announcement as palatable as possible. [LAIRD - recalls promise last year to reduce all estimates and programs.] Desire to economy and head off Congress criticism.
REPORTER: Robert Goralski

(Studio) Basic cost of system incrd. over $1.5 billion since last year; inflation caused part of increase Pentagon to announce massive reductions on military bases.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Goralski, Robert

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