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Neutron Warheads #494235

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 24, 1977
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(Studio) Pentagon Says It Can Put Neutron Warhead Into Product With Approval of President Carter and Funds From Congress Controversy over warhead, which kills by radiation, noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) (Defense Department film shown.) Report on neutron warheads and how they work; advantages and disadvantages noted. Pentagon says with these in Europe, USSR wouldn't risk war.
REPORTER: Charles Quinn

(DC) Info. on weapon is classified, so opponents in Congress have to argue with regard to legislature, not weapon itself. Senator Mark Hatfield says President's request for funds, without stating whether he wants warhead or not, is irregular and takes decision away from Congress [HATFIELD - says that's how United States got into Vietnam war.] House has appropriated money without approving warhead; Senator will have argument before it decides.

Chancellor, John;
Hart, John;
Quinn, Charles

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