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Defense Department / Cruise Missile Test #54387

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 21, 1978
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(Studio) Pentagon's 1st public test of cruise missile reported; USSR objections to device and United States armed services support of it described.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(White Sands, NM) Details of cruise flight at White Sands Missile Range given; earlier Defense Department film shown. Department invitations to newsmen to cover test and Secretary Brown's statements about it noted. [BROWN - hopes that by this publicity, American public will see capabilities of US technology and military forces.] Washington, DC critics' opinions that public cruise test indicates administration plans to eliminate IBCM program, bringing more dependence on cruise, and that United States military has underestimated Soviet strength stated. (Audio quality of report not good.)
REPORTER: Bill Wordham

Donaldson, Sam;
Wordham, Bill

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