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Neutron Bomb #518426

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 10, 1981
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(Studio) Efforts by State Department to reassure allies regarding deployment of neutron weapons noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Neutron weapons, their purpose and function, explained; USSR 's weapons advantage in Europe noted. European concern over neutron weapons outlined. [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - claims neutron bomb is deterrent to war.] Efforts of United States administration to persuade European allies to upgrade their own forces discussed.
REPORTER: George Lewis

(Studio) USSR response to President Reagan's decision noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Moscow, USSR ) Tass and "Pravda" quoted; USSR 's traditional perception of US and China (PR) outlined. Predictability of Soviet criticism of US discussed.
REPORTER: Frank Bourgholtzer

(Studio) Demonstrations in The Netherlands, England and Italy protesting US decision on neutron bomb reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Bourgholtzer, Frank;
Lewis, George;
Mudd, Roger

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