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Special Segment (US Nuclear Command and Control System) (Part I) #546282

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 09, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Weaknesses of United States nuclear command and control system, known to USSR , and implications for national security examined; responsibilities of Lts. Mary Kay Rothermick and Frank Alexa described. Sec. for radar installation noted provided by Apt. Guards, Incorporated Areas of vulnerability to Soviet sabotage described, illustrated. [General Robert HERRES - notes complexity of sabotage.] Similar vulnerability of back-up system considered. [Cablehead manager John LANGMEAD - cites ease with which underground cable can be destroyed.] [Assistant defense secretary Don. LATHAM - cites implications of attack on ground station] Accessibility of information necessary to destroy US early warning system illustrated by Soviet military attache Mikhail Berdenikov's presence in Congressional hearing. [BERDENIKOV - notes such sessions are public.] [HERRES - defs. security of system.]
REPORTER: Fred Francis

(Studio) Part II announced.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Francis, Fred

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