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Nuclear Weapons / United States / USSR #51695

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 17, 1978
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(Studio) Concern with regard to nuclear weapons, especially USSR MiGs in Cuba and whether USSR has tested neutron bomb, noted. Leonid Brezhnev's assurance to United States Senators that strategic weapon agreement 95% complete reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Moscow, USSR ) Moscow film shown. Alexei Kosygin, Abraham Ribicoff exchange with regard to USSR violation of 1962 agreement to keep nuclear weapons out of Cuba reported Mtg. with Brezhnev reported Thomas Eagleton's notes from mtg. quoted. USSR said to have tested, but not produced, neutron bombs. Backfire bomber and Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) agreement issues detailed.
REPORTER: Charles Bierbauer

(DC) Pentagon reaction to report of USSR neutron bomb test reported Neutron bomb described; simulation shown. Carter action with regard to neutron bomb if USSR cut tank forces and stopped deploying SS-20 mobile nuclear missile detailed. Film shown.
REPORTER: Bill Wordham Artist: Freda Reiter

Bierbauer, Charles;
Jennings, Peter;
Wordham, Bill

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