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Anti-Ballistic Missile Site / North Dakota / Controversy #480638

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 04, 1975
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(Studio) 1 item in defense budget is for anti-ballistic missile site in North Dakota. Site put there at great cost. Congress wants to shut down installation; people divided.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Langdon, North Dakota) Army spent $6 billion and 8 years building anti-ballistic missile complex. Became operational last month and Congress voted to shut it down. Army had planned 12 sites; detente cut number down. Army says it needs full year of site operations. House says no. [MAN - says goofy to pour money down rathole.] [2nd MAN - calls it poor planning.] [3rd MAN - says Washington, DC doesn't let public know what they're doing.]
REPORTER: Rebecca Bell

(DC) North Dakota Senators fight to keep site open for year [Representative Mark ANDREWS - says can't justify wasting money in backyd. because it's your own backyd. People would rather have site used for viable purpose.]
REPORTER: Rebecca Bell

(Langdon, North Dakota) Housing construction conts. [MAN - says no sense in building homes for people who won't be here.] Senate subcommittee agrees on money for 1 more year of operation. Congress will probably go along.
REPORTER: Rebecca Bell

Bell, Rebecca;
Chancellor, John

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