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Arms Control Agency #526310

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 13, 1983
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(Studio) Reagan administration said still trying to reassure USSR and Europe of contd. stability in United States arms policy following shake-up in Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - notes President's commitment to continued leadership of agency; denies disarray, feels situation is in control.] [Fired agency dir. Eugene ROSTOW - calls for policy flexibility.] Efforts of negotiator Paul Nitze to achieve such flexibility noted unsuccessful so far.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Shultz's deputy Ken. Dam reported coordinating Arms Control and Disarmament Agency policy to insure consistency with administration's overall policy.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(London, England) International concern over Rostow's firing as reflecting administration's confusion over arms control policy examined. [BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) reporter Tim SEBASTIAN - considers probability of confusion in arms control process.] [French Institution of International Affairs spokesperson Pierre LELLOUCH - considers situation representative of United States lack of touch with reality in Europe.] USSR leader Yuri Andropov's intense efforts to appear conciliatory recently discussed; his claim to West German opposition leader Hans Jochen Vogel that USSR is prepared to dismantle some intermediate missiles recalled.
REPORTER: James Compton

Brokaw, Tom;
Compton, James;
Kalb, Marvin;
Mudd, Roger

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