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MX Missile #518541

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 16, 1981
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(Studio) President Reagan said meeting tomorrow with National Security Council in Los Angeles. Alexander Haig said already in California with Reagan. Caspar Weinberger presence noted. MX missile disagreement between Haig and Weinberger considered.
REPORTER: Jane Pauley

(Santa Barbara, California) Routine matters with regard to Mideast said given as reason for Haig visit with Reagan. Conflict in press between Haig and Weinberger noted. Differing views of 2 explained. Diagram shown. Defense Department films shown European attitude noted. Neutron bomb issue discussed. Haig said looking dovish compared to Weinberger. Agenda for National Sec. Council meeting anticipated. Admin. said being criticized for vacillating on defense and foreign policies.

(Studio) Criticism of Weinberger by West German policy advsr. Egon Bahr noted. Role of West Ger. said by Barr being belittled.

Bode, Ken;
Pauley, Jane

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