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Anti-Ballistic Missile / Senate Committee / Laird #5199

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 14, 1969
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(Studio) H-bomb scientist and Defense Secretary Melvin Laird urge anti-ballistic missile system. Former Kennedy advisor urges against it.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) [Dr. Jerome WIESNER - says anti-ballistic missile weapons system to do little good. Unwise to build it to backup game of chicken.] [Dr. Edward TELLER - says better defense won't make us more offensive. USSR won't attack if not confident of success.]
REPORTER: Bill Downs

(Fort Myers, Virginia) Laird conts. to sell anti-ballistic missile for administration [LAIRD - says Safeguard purely defense]
REPORTER: Bill Downs

Downs, Bill;
Reynolds, Frank

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