ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 01, 1978
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(Studio) Stalling of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) talks apparently over USSR bomber on issue of future missile development stated. American intelligence officials' reports of Soviet development and deployment of new missile, called SSN-18; details given.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Defense Department film shown. United States abandonment of ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) defense, due to Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) I provisions and Soviet technological advances, noted. Report on little-known and understated United States program that has developed ability to build defense system against most advanced Soviet missiles. Simulations shown. Details of new defense developments given. Army's statement that all it needs is money and order to start building for program to go into effect noted.
REPORTER: Bill Wordham
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