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NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 17, 1978
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(Studio) Reports of MiG-23's sent by USSR to Cuba considered. United States spy planes said sent over Cuba to determine whether MiGs have nuclear capability. US representatives and Alexei Kosygin clash with regard to planes reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Moscow, USSR ) Film of meeting shown. Details given.

(Studio) SR-71 plane said used for spy missions to Cuba.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Blackbird (SR-71) filmed, described. U-2 spy plane, used during Cuban missile crisis, recalled. 1962 agreement by USSR that it would not place nuclear offense weapons in Cuba noted. MiG-21's also said sent to Cuba; MiG-25's said possibly to be sent.
REPORTER: Ford Rowan

(DC) State Department said not alarmed with regard to MiGs in Cuba. Cyrus Vance discussion with Anatoly Dobrynin reported Intentional leaking of alarmist story with regard to MiGs in Cuba thought by State Department leaked to press by opposer of US-USSR arms agreement.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

Brinkley, David;
Rowan, Ford;
Tye, Clark;
Valeriani, Richard

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