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Neutron Bomb #49218

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 24, 1977
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(Studio) White House says President won't decide immediately with regard to sending neutron radiation warheads to Europe. Legis. to fund development and manufacturer of new weapons is now before Congress
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) (Defense Department film of radiation tests on monkeys shown.) Report with regard to how neutron bomb works through radiation. Congress reports indicate research and development of various uses of neutron warhead in progress, and there's opposition to it. [Senator Mark HATFIELD - says it's enhancing myth of limited nuclear warfare.] [Representative Sam STRATTON - feels it's strange to suggest there are unfair ways of killing people in war.] Agencies involved in development remain quiet; defense source says Pentagon has been trying for years to upgrade nuclear warheads and neutron bomb is logical step.
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory Artist: Freda Reiter

Gregory, Bettina;
Reasoner, Harry

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