NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 12, 1979
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(Studio) Results of public opinion polls with regard to USSR cheating on Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II noted; Henry Kissinger quoted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Various aspects of treaty verification issue examined; USSR acquisition of secrets of 3 satellites, reported [Former chief Air Force intelligence General George KEEGAN - says present Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) treaty cannot be verified.] Loss of Iranian spy stations by United States said crucial factor in verification issue; details given. [Former CIA official Herbert SCOVILLE - discusses ability to verify treaty.] Crash program ordered by admin. to improve verification examined; use of U-2 spy planes along USSR border mentioned. Defense Department film shown. [Former chief defense intelligence General Daniel GRAHAM - says it's fraudulent for administration to give impressions that Iranian spy bases can be replaced; explains.] CIA dir. Stansfield Turner rptd angering some administration personnel with statements with regard to replacement of capabilities lost in Iran; details given. [TURNER - comments.] Pro and con of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II verification considered
REPORTER: Ford Rowan