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Kissinger / USSR / Detente / Schlesinger #480267

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 10, 1975
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(Studio) Secretary of State Henry Kissinger says until negotiations with USSR re: nuclear weapons solved, Leonid Brezhnev can't visit US. Kissinger holds 1st news conference since Defense Secretary James Schlesinger fired.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [KISSINGER - says United States expects response from our last proposal. US-USSR differences with regard to Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) are bridgeable. USSR must also be willing to look for honorable compromise. There were differences between Schlesinger and self. Doesn't answer telephone on Sunday (with regard to question if he'll last out Ford administration)] Declined to say if he considered resigning over timing of resignations.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Pentagon says goodby to Schlesinger.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Schlesinger has been Defense Secretary 2 years and 4 mos. [SCHLESINGER - says detente should be pursued without illusion. It rests upon maintenance of mil. balance. Only United States can serve as counterweight to power of USSR .] Most of Defense Department sorry to see Schlesinger go.
REPORTER: Charles Quinn

Chancellor, John;
Quinn, Charles;
Valeriani, Richard

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