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Carter / Neutron Bomb Controversy #53700

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 05, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's announcement of no decision on ban of neutron bomb and reporter John Scali's note that Carter may delay but not ban product of bomb reported Statements of administration officials noted that if NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) allies request deployment of bomb in Europe, Carter may decide only to delay development of bomb; is noted that some say this part of strategy to get definitive support for bomb.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) USSR tank advantage over NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) forces and United States military experts' statements with regard to neutron bomb's equalizing effect in Europe stated. Films and photos shown. Effects of conventional nuclear weapons and those of neutron bomb explained. Opponents' reasons for being against deployment of bomb cited. Questions involved in issue are those of bargaining power of neutron bomb in arms race and of ethics and morality of its use; President Carter's apparent consideration of these factors stated.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Reynolds, Frank;
Walters, Barbara

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