NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 23, 1984
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(Studio) President Reagan's proposal for "star wars' defense system recalled.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) Traditional United States defense approach mentioned; pros and cons of Reagan's space-based defense system examined. [General James HARTINGER, Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - promote concept.] [MIT spokesperson Dr. George RATHJENS - believes Reagan and Weinberger are only people in nation who actually believe in feasibility of program.] Details of President's proposed program outlined, discussed. [Former defense secretary Harold BROWN - cites difficulty of program's objective.] Concept's weak points explained, considered. [BROWN - believes anti-ballistic missile treaty is singular achievement in arms control.]
REPORTER: Albert Pierce
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