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Carter / Neutron Bomb #53392

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 12, 1978
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(Studio) West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt's announcement of conditions under which he would agree to have neutron bomb deployed in West Germany, incl. approval of NATO, stated. Confusion abroad and in United States over President Carter's decision to delay product of bomb reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Conflicting statements of officials from Pentagon, State Department and White House with regard to Carter's position on neutron bomb outlined. Controversy surrounding agreement worked out between negotiators from Defense and State Depts. and National Security Council with those from European allies reported, incl. claim that it was done without Carter's explicit approval. Reports of letter, signed by Carter and sent to head of European nation, spelling out details of agreement noted.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Koppel, Ted;
Reynolds, Frank

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