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Nuclear Attack / Norad #487523

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 18, 1976
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(Studio) Retired vice-admiral Gerald Miller says commander of North American Air Defense Command can order use of nuclear weapons in case of attack.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Colorado Springs, Colorado) North American Air Defense Command located here. Hdqtrs. shown. Commander can order nuclear response to any enemy attack on United States or Canadian territory.
REPORTER: Marilyn Berger

(DC) [Chairperson International Security subcommittee Representative Clement ZABLOCKI - says Miller says action underway to revoke this power of North American commander] John Chancellor talks to reporter via screen.
REPORTER: Marilyn Berger

(Studio) Orders involving use of nuclear weapons previously considered to be only a president power. Highly unlikely that NORAD commander would ever use power, as United States would know of impending attack at time of launch or shortly afterwards.
REPORTER: John Chancellor; Marilyn Berger

Reporter(s):
Berger, Marilyn;
Chancellor, John
Duration:
00:02:40

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